Dec 12 2:53p
The Reds reportedly offered Phillips to the Yankees in exchange for Brett Gardner, but were rebuffed, USA Today reports.
Phillips has four years and $50 million left on his contract, and the cost was apparently too steep for the Yankees to part with the much cheaper Gardner. Phillips also has a partial no-trade clause that includes the Yankees. The Reds had previously stated they were not actively shopping Phillips, but it appears they would move him for the right player(s).