The Phillies have their center fielder.
They shipped right-hander Vance Worley and right-handed pitching prospect Trevor May to the Minnesota Twins on Thursday morning for outfielder Ben Revere, who will be the team's Opening Day center fielder. It could be just the first domino to fall for the Phils in the coming days. They are waiting for Rangers infielder Michael Young to accept a trade to Philadelphia, according to a source. They also will continue their pursuit of a right-handed power-hitting corner outfielder, plus a starting pitcher to fill Worley's spot in the rotation.
The Phillies hope they are getting a younger, cheaper version of Michael Bourn.
"I think he's a similar type of player," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "He doesn't have much power. He's much more of a singles hitter. He's not going to drive the ball consistently. But the defense and speed were important to us, particularly at that position. We felt like this would be a good, solid, controllable acquisition for us."
Revere, 24, is a career .278 hitter with a .319 on-base percentage, a .323 slugging percentage and a .642 OPS in 989 career at-bats. Bourn had a .263 batting average with .328/.351/.678 splits in 1,192 at-bats early in his career from 2007-09.
Bourn has more speed and is more accomplished defensively, but Revere, who has never homered in the Majors, costs tens of millions of dollars less and cannot become a free agent until after the 2017 season.
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