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Phillies Deal Vance Worley to Twins, Acquire OF Ben Revere

In a move to improve their outfield, the Philadelphia Phillies have acquired Minnesota Twins outfielder Ben Revere, according to MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki. The Phils are sending third-year starter Vance Worley to Minnesota as well.

Revere is set to take over center field in Philadelphia as a cheaper alternative to other names including Dexter Fowler and Michael Bourn. His speed and good average make him a perfect leadoff candidate for 2013 to replace shortstop Jimmy Rollins; in 2012, Rever hit for a .294 average and stole 40 bases in 49 attempts.

Worley was just one of the many strong pitchers on the Phillies’ staff, and his loss will be mitigated by the hopeful resurgence of Cliff Lee and Roy Halladay in 2013 as well as the insertion of Kyle Kendrick into the rotation at the No. 4 spot.

In other news, the Phillies are still pursuing Rangers’ utility man Michael Young, who would fill the gap at third base.

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Categories: Beat Writing, Phillies

Author:Manav Khandelwal

I am the founder of Khandyman Sports, and follow all Philadelphia pro sports teams religiously. I also write for the Hoop76, covering the Sixers for ESPN, and am a credentialed Flyers reporter for Main Line Media News.

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3 Comments on “Phillies Deal Vance Worley to Twins, Acquire OF Ben Revere”

  1. December 7, 2012 at 8:23 am #

    Phillies need all the help they can get (Revere) at this juncture , after their disastrous season in 2012 .

    Tophatal ……

  2. Harry Bellwoar
    December 6, 2012 at 6:18 pm #

    Cheaper and better option than Bourn. Yes!

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