Phillies, Ben Revere reach deal, avoid arbitration

Phillies, Ben Revere reach deal, avoid arbitration
January 24, 2014, 5:15 pm
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Ben Revere hit .305 in 88 games last year before a broken foot ended his season in mid-July. (USA Today Images)

The Phillies won't have to take any players to arbitration next month.

The club avoided arbitration with Ben Revere on Friday by agreeing to a one-year, $1.95 million deal with the centerfielder for 2014.

Revere had been the final arbitration-eligible player the Phillies had yet to sign. The club had already inked deals with Antonio Bastardo, Kyle Kendrick and John Mayberry Jr.

Revere, who was first-time arbitration eligible, made $515,000 last season. He had asked for a salary of $2.425 next year, while the team proposed $1.4 million. Ultimately, the two sides basically split the difference.

In his first season with the Phils, Revere struggled out of the gate last year but came into his own before breaking his foot in mid-July. The 25-year-old hit .347 with nine doubles and two triples and stole 17 bases in 65 games after May 1.

Overall, Revere batted .305 with a .338 on-base percentage in 88 games.