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It's official. Early Thursday afternoon, the Phillies announced they had acquired center fielder Ben Revere from the Twins in exchange for starting pitcher Vance Worley and pitching prospect Trevor May. Ruben Amaro Jr. has his centerfielder. Revere, only 24 years old, hit .294 with 13 doubles, six triples and stole 40 bases a season ago. A 2007 first-round draft pick, Revere also led his team with eight outfield assists. “Ben is an outstanding, young, controllable center fielder who fits nicely... Continue reading
The Phillies recently "checked in" with Chone Figgins, according to a tweet from Jon Morosi of FOX Sports. The 34-year-old Figgins was recenly released by the Mariners after a couple of disappointing seasons. Morosi writes that the extent of the Phillies' interest in the veteran third baseman/outfielder is unclear. They wouldn't be doing their due diligence if they didn't explore the option, but acquiring Figgins certainly wouldn't be a move that would fire up the Philadelphia fanbase. Figgins had some... Continue reading
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Dec 2, 2012