Los Angeles Angels are set to acquire second baseman Brandon Phillips from the Atlanta Braves per John Heyman of fan rag sports.
The Angels have been very active today on the August waiver trade deadline as they acquired outfielder Justin Upton from the Detroit Tigers this afternoon. The Angels sit 69 - 65 entering today and they are one and a half games behind the Minnesota Twins for a wild-card spot.
Phillips is set to become a free agent after the season. The Angels now have a dynamic duo up the middle of their infield wih Andrelton Simmons at shortstop and Phillips at second base.
Phillips, 36, is batting .291 this season with 11 homeruns and 52 RBIs. Phillips has stayed healthy the season and it's played in 120 games for the Atlanta Braves.
He was acquired this off-season after being traded from the Cincinnati Reds. Phillips waived his no trade clause to join the Los Angeles Angels.