From Jim Bowden via Facebook -
The Atlanta Braves have acquired second baseman Brandon Phillips from the Cincinnati Reds. For the Reds this was about giving him a graceful exit. They had no leverage so they didn't ask for much of anything in return. The Braves became a good fit for Phillips and the Reds didn't want to stand in his way, although they could have. This trade was vastly preferable to a release after going through what would have been an awkward spring since Reds are committed to going with Jose Peraza and Dilson Herrera at second. This trade is not a win for the Reds in terms of return which is close to nothing according to sources from both teams. Just avoiding tough times and getting on with with Reds rebuilding good enough reasons for them to make the trade. For the Braves they get a gold glove second baseman who can still play and a solid place holder until Braves top prospect Ozzie Albies is ready in 2018. The reason we are not releasing names of players going to Cincinnati is this deal has the final hurdle of a physical on Phillips and it's not a slam dunk at this point. Would not be fair to name the 2 other players if the physical doesn't pass and the trade falls through.