An Update on Ben Revere Trade Rumors
The Anaheim Angels made a trade yesterday for outfielder not named Ben Revere.
The Angels made a deal with the New York Mets this week for outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis, in exchange for cash considerations.
According to a report, the Phillies and Angels had been talking about a trade involving Revere for awhile, but the two sides were unable to come to an agreement on compensation.
So it looks like Revere will be staying in Philadelphia, for now.
The report said that the Phillies wanted at least one Minor League player in return for the speedy center fielder, but the Angels balked at that price.
The Angels will be competing for a playoff birth all season and will be looking to bolster their offense any means necessary, so the two sides could continue dialogue into the summer trading season.
The Phillies have somewhat of a crowded outfield with Cody Asche learning left field, a commitment to Odubel Herrera in center and the platoon situation in right. As a previous report stated, Revere looks to be the odd man out.
Revere is batting .269, carrying a .310 OBP with 9 stolen bases on the season. He has also shown an increase in walks and extra base hits.