Phillies Deal Vance Worley to Twins for Ben Revere
MLB.com's Todd Zolecki reports that the Phillies have acquired outfielder Ben Revere from the Twins. Heading to Minnesota will be pitchers Vance Worley and Trevor May.
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Revere, who is a strong defender and boasts excellent raw speed will presumably start in center field for the Phillies in 2013. He batted .294/.333/.342 with 40 stolen bases in 124 games this past season for Minnesota.
he should bat lead-off for the Phillies moving jimmy Rollins to second in the order. Presumably as constructed Chase Utley and Ryan Howard would be next. The big question is who will hit fifth?
Worley has a 3.50 ERA and 1.35 WHIP in 277 2/3 career major-league innings but had to be shut down last season due to elbow issues. Worley underwent surgery on his right elbow, he had a loose body and bone spur removed from the elbow. The 24-year-old posted a 4.20 ERA and 107/47 K/BB ratio over 133 innings last season.
May, a fourth-round pick in 2008, posted a rough-looking 4.87 ERA and 1.45 WHIP in 28 starts this year at the Double-A level. But he boasts a cool 11.1 career K/9 in the minor leagues and could have a bright future.