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Trade reunites former Expos Colon, Phillips in Atlanta

The suggestion of a Montreal Expos is still alive in a heart of Georgia.

Though a former authorization hasn’t been in operation given it changed to Washington in 2005, some ruins of a register are still dotted around a majors.

On Sunday, dual players who were once partial of a Expos classification – and who were indeed traded for any other in 2002 – became teammates when a Cincinnati Reds sent Brandon Phillips to a Atlanta Braves to join Bartolo Colon.

Drafted in a second turn by a Expos in 1999, Phillips spent tools of 4 seasons in a club’s minor-league complement before he was finished in a six-player blockbuster understanding with a Cleveland Indians. Cliff Lee, Grady Sizemore, Lee Stevens, and Phillips were sent to Cleveland in sell for Colon and Tim Drew.

Phillips played in 135 games with a Indians before he was traded to a Cincinnati Reds for Jeff Stevens, while Colon lasted only half a deteriorate in Montreal before he was flipped to a Chicago White Sox.

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