Phillips moves to “the other Ohio team”

The Cleveland Indians and Brandon Phillips have quietly parted ways. Phillips, who was once thought to be the “jewel” in the trade that also gave the Indians Grady Sizemore and Cliff Lee, never materialized into the player that Cleveland had hoped.
The Tribe patiently waited each year for the Phillips to turn the corner and it never happened.
The Cincinnati Reds offered Cleveland a player to be named later or cash, giving the Indians until the middle of June to decide.

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