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Reports: The Vanimal Being Dealt for New Center Fielder

Dec 6, 2012, 12:24 PM EDT

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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.