Reports: The Vanimal Being Dealt for New Center Fielder

Reports: The Vanimal Being Dealt for New Center Fielder

Word on the Twitters is that the Phillies have traded for Minessota Twins outfielder Ben Revere. The deal was first reported by Todd Zolecki. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman says the Phillies will part with Vance Worley in the move. Jim Salisbury adds that Trevor May will be included as well.

We'll miss the Beef.

UPDATE: It's official. Here's what the Phillies had to say in their press release:


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,” said Amaro.

A first-round selection (28th overall) by the Twins in the 2007 First-Year Player Draft, Revere is a career .278 hitter with 64 RBI and 74 stolen bases in 254 games, all with Minnesota.  He’s made 126 career starts in center field, 84 in right field and 19 in left field.

Union see 4-game winning streak end in shutout loss to Real Salt Lake

Union see 4-game winning streak end in shutout loss to Real Salt Lake

BOX SCORE

SANDY, Utah -- Joao Plata scored his first goal of the season and Real Salt Lake beat the Union, 1-0, on Saturday night to snap Philadelphia's club-record winning streak at four games.

Plata tapped in his goal in the 36th minute after quickly exchanging short passes twice with Jefferson Savarino. Tony Beltran got the play started by saving the ball just before it went over the goal line.

The Union (4-5-5) had a chance to tie it in stoppage time, but goalie Nick Rimando blocked Haris Medunjanin's belt-high free kick and Salt Lake (4-8-2) cleared it after a scramble in front of the net.

Union goalkeeper Andre Blake made seven saves.

Howie Kendrick makes 4th rehab appearance in Lehigh Valley

Howie Kendrick makes 4th rehab appearance in Lehigh Valley

Howie Kendrick on Saturday night made his fourth rehab appearance in Triple A during Lehigh Valley's 13-1 rout of the Louisville Bats in Allentown.

Kendrick went 1 for 5 with a run scored and three strikeouts. He also grounded into a double play and left two runners in scoring position.

It was his second rehab game playing third base. He played third during his appearance in the IronPigs' 8-4 loss Thursday to the Indianapolis Indians. He was 0 for 1 in three plate appearances with a run scored and was hit by a pitch twice (see story).

The Phillies' plan for Kendrick was to have him play a minimum four games at Lehigh Valley. He played left field in two games and third base twice. Pete Mackanin said Wednesday that Kendrick would also get a game at first base but he hasn't gotten a game at first yet.

There is a chance Kendrick could be recalled Sunday before the Phillies’ series finale against the Cincinnati Reds depending on how he feels.

Kendrick has been sidelined since April 15 with an oblique strain. In 10 games before the injury, Kendrick went 13 for 39 (.333) with five extra-base hits and four walks while exclusively playing left field.