Nationals Make Trade for Ben Revere
Philadelphia Phillies fans will be seeing more of Ben Revere this baseball season.
NL East rival Washington Nationals acquired Revere in a trade with the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for relief pitcher Drew Storen.
The Nationals will also be receiving a player to be named later in the transaction.
Revere, 27, joins the Nationals after posting his third consecutive season with a batting average over .300. In 2015, Revere hit .315 for both the Phillies and Blue Jays, while also hitting 22 doubles, 7 triples and stealing 31 bases.
The Nationals worked quickly to fill the void left in center field when Denard Span signed a contract with the San Francisco Giants.
The trade of Storen could also be considered a sign that former Phillies closer Johnathan Papelbon will remain in that role after some questioned his future with the Nationals. Storen has been on the trade block since the Nationals acquired Papelbon from the Phillies last season.
Revere remains eligible for arbitration through 2017.