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the Reds through 2017.
Ken Rosenthal reported that the deal will cover 2012-2017, which essentially makes it a five year extension. Rangers' 2B Ian Kinsler signed a five-year, $75 million deal earlier in the day.
GOOD DAY #Cincinnati... Just got to say, THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME!!!! Looks like y'all might have to deal w/ me a little bit longer— Brandon Phillips (@DatDudeBP) April 10, 2012
Phillips is in his seventh year with Cincinnati, and recently got his 1000th hit as a Red. In his career in the Queen City, Phillips has carried a .280 average, while collecting 124 home runs, and 486 runs batted in. He won his first Silver Slugger award last year and has been to back-to-back All-Star games in each of the past two years. Phillips is perhaps best known for his glove work and won his third Gold Glove in the past four years last year.
So far this year, Phillips is hitting .267 (4-15) with a run scored and a .313 on-base percentage from the leadoff position. The Reds have a press conference scheduled at 4pm EST which can be seen live on MLB.com.