Brandon Phillips tweets hint about possible Reds extension

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Brandon Phillips is one season away from becoming a free agent, but the Reds second baseman posted a tweet today seemingly hinting at a possible long-term contract extension:

source:  Just a couple weeks ago general manager Walt Jocketty described contract talks as “not close” and Phillips has previously tweeted some stuff suggesting he expected to become a free agent.

For now he’s under contract for $12 million in 2012 and coming off a season in which he hit a career-high .300 with 18 homers and an .810 OPS while winning his third Gold Glove award. At age 30 he’ll no doubt be looking for at least a three- or four-year extension.