Fan Favorite Brett Phillips Makes Decision On His Immediate Future

After his 3rd time getting DFA'd in the past nine months, Los Angeles Angels outfielder, and chief 'Baseball Is Fun' cheerleader, Brett Phillips has decided to stick around with the Halos organization, accepting an assignment to the Triple-A Salt Lake Bees.

The 29-year-old former Tampa Bay Ray and Baltimore Oriole cleared waivers after the Angels were unable to find a deal for him following his DFA on the weekend. 

Phillips could have rejected the outright assignment to AAA, but he would have forfeited the remainder of his $1.2M contract in doing so. So he'll head to Salt Lake and bring his infectious brand of the love of the game there. 

Known for his speed and defense, Phillips was hitting just .077 this season (1-for-13), and has a major league career mark of .187 with a .616 OPS. 

At least one Angels fan will be thrilled that Phillips has decided to stay in the organization.

Translation: "Phillips always made everyone smile. He defended, hit, ran, and even threw, and was the team's mood maker. It's so painful to lose him like that. Thank you Phillips, I love you forever."

Sounds like a trip to Salt Lake, Utah might be in order for @Jorge_Valgrande.

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