Phillies Trade Vance Worley To Twins For CF Ben Revere
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Phillies have traded Vance Worley and right-handed pitcher Trevor May for centerfielder Ben Revere.
Revere, 24, hit .294 with 13 doubles, six triples, 32 RBI and 40 stolen bases in 124 games last season. A left-handed batter, he hit .314 against left-handed pitchers. Revere ranked third in the American League in stolen bases in 2012, tied for third in infield hits (37) and 10th in triples, leading the team in all three categories. He led the Twins outfielders in assists (8) and finished second in hits (150), behind only Joe Mauer (174).
“Ben is an outstanding, young, controllable center fielder who fits nicely with our club,” Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro said in a press release.
In three seasons with the Phillies, the 25 year-old Worley was 18-13 with a 3.50 ERA. Worley was 6-9 with a 4.20 ERA, and a WHIP of 1.511 in 2012.
The 23 year-old May went 10-13 with AA Reading in 2012, with an ERA of 4.87 and a WHIP of 1.450. Baseball America ranked May the Phillies #1 prospect after the 2011 season.