Phillies acquire Ben Revere from Twins for Vance Worley, Trevor May
1 Replies | 199 ViewsOn 12/06/2012 06:14 PM in MLB
By Dayn Perry | Blogger
December 6, 2012 11:39 am ET
The Phillies have traded for Minnesota's Ben Revere, thus giving them their long-sought center fielder. Right-hander Vance Worley and minor league hurler Trevor May are headed to the Twins in return.
The 24-year-old Revere is coming off a 2012 season in which he batted .294/.333/.342 with six triples and 40 stolen bases in 124 games played. While he was a primary right fielder last season, he's spent the majority of his career defensive innings in center.
As for Worley, 25, he boasts a career ERA of 3.50 across two seasons and change at the highest level. In 2012, however, his ERA was a less impressive 4.20. The 23-year-old May, meanwhile, posted a 4.87 ERA at Double-A last season. He was named the Phillies Minor League Pitcher of the Year in 2011, and MLB.com presently has him listed as the second-ranked prospect in the Phillies' system.
CBSSports.com's Danny Knobler reports that Twins prospect Aaron Hicks is "in the mix" to replace Revere in the Minnesota outfield. Keep in mind the Twins also recently dealt center fielder Denard Span to the Nationals.