The 2011 Sporting News All-Star teams were revealed on Thursday, with one member of the Reds making the cut.
Second baseman Brandon Phillips was named to the NL squad by the magazine after a vote by 55 front offices members from around the big leagues.
Phillips is a first-time honoree on the Sporting News NL All-Star team. Reds first baseman Joey Votto was on the list in 2010. Before that, no Reds had made the team since Ken Griffey Jr. and Felipe Lopez in 2005.
It’s only a matter of time before the Reds make it official and pick up BP’s option for 2012. The only question is whether they’ll announce an extension at the same time.
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