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Former Red Brandon Phillips gets another chance in pro baseball

The Cubs’ Jason Heyward steals second just ahead of the tag by the Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips on Friday, April 22, 2016, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. David Jablonski/Staff»
The Cubs’ Jason Heyward steals second just ahead of the tag by the Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips on Friday, April 22, 2016, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. David Jablonski/Staff»

Phillips hasn’t played in big leagues since last September

Former Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips will get another chance in professional baseball with the Boston Red Sox organization.

“It’s something about dat color RED,” he wrote on Instagram.

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Phillips, who hasn't played this season, signed a minor-league deal with the Red Sox on Wednesday. He last played in the big leagues in 2017, appearing in 120 games for the Atlanta Braves and 24 games for the Los Angeles Angels. The Reds traded Phillips to the Braves in 2017 for Carlos Portuondo and Andrew McKirahan.

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Phillips, who turns 37, is a career. 275 hitter with 16 years of experience in the big leagues. He hit 191 home runs in 11 seasons (2006-16) with the Reds. He won four Gold Glove awards.

The Red Sox need help at second base. They lost starting second baseman Dustin Pedroia to an injury for an indefinite period. Eduardo Nunez has hit .253.

It’s something about dat color RED😎⚾️ #RedSox

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