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Angels trade for Brandon Phillips, capping off a crazy off day

In order for the trade to be official, Phillips needs to waive his no-trade clause.

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This man will now play second base for us.
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Update: 8/31/2017, 7:56 pm: It’s happening.

It started with this.

The Angels have made another splash, trading for veteran 36 year-old second baseman Brandon Phillips. The deal is tentative on him waiving his no-trade clause, which he refused to do in a trade to the Nationals last offseason.

He will likely replace Kaleb Cowart in the lineup and at the keystone and provide a veteran presence, although this seems more of a lateral move. The Angels will probably pick up all of Phillips’ remaining 2017 salary, though most of that has already been paid by the Reds.

He will be a free agent after this year.

More details to follow.