Twins send OF Ben Revere to Phillies for 2 pitchers

9:18 PM, Dec 6, 2012   |    comments
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NASHVILLE - The remaking of the Minnesota Twins continued Thursday with news that the team has traded center fielder Ben Revere to the Philadelphia Phillies for a pair of pitchers.

In exchange for the speedy Revere the Twins acquired right-handed pitchers Vance Worley and Trevor May. Worley, 25, went 6-9 with a 4.20 ERA in 133 innings, giving up 62 earned runs and 47 walks last season. He also notched  107 strikeouts in his 23 starts for the Phillies.

The 6-foot-2, 230-pound Worley was drafted by the Phillies in the third round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft out of Long Beach State. In 2011, the California native finished third in the National League Rookie of the Year balloting after going 11-3 with a 3.01 ERA (131.2 IP, 44 ER).

May went 10-13 with a 4.87 ERA in 149 innings pitched, giving up 78 walks. He struck out 151 hitters in 28 starts at Double-A Reading last season. The 23-year-old righthander was drafted by the Phillies in the fourth round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft out of Kelso (WA) High School. May was named the Phillies Minor League Pitcher of the Year in 2011 and is currently ranked as the second best prospect in the Phillies organization by MLB.com.

Revere was originally drafted by the Twins in the first round (28th overall) of the 2007 First-Year Player Draft. The 24-year-old appeared in 254 games for the Twins, hitting .278 with 64 RBI and 74 stolen bases over parts of three major league seasons.

The Twins previously traded centerfielder Denard Span to the Washington Nationals, which led pundits to believe the job anchoring the outfielder would go to Revere. Now it appears General Manager Terry Ryan will dip into the club's minor league system for a promising newcomer like Aaron Hicks.

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