The Philadelphia Phillies and Los Angeles Angels agreed to a deal that would have sent Ben Revere to Los Angeles in exchange for right-handed pitcher Trevor Gott, but the Angels pulled out of the deal at the last minute, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.
The Angels tried to “redirect the Phillies toward a starting pitching prospect,” Cafardo adds, but no deal was agreed to. It is unclear who that pitching prospect was.
Revere, 27, has had a decent year for the Phillies, hitting .291 with one home run, 21 RBI and 19 stolen bases. On top of that, Revere has been superb in the outfield, as he has yet to commit an error in 76 games played this season.
Another team that has shown interest in Revere is the Seattle Mariners and with Mark Trumbo struggling, it’s possible that the two sides could re-visit talks.
Revere isn’t a flashy player by any means, but he is a good player that is likely to get the attention of teams looking for another outfielder. Don’t be surprised if he’s traded this month.
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