After the Orioles acquired Gerardo Parra from the Brewers this morning, the Phillies went to other suitors to find a trade for Ben Revere, most notably the Blue Jays. CSNPhilly's Jim Salisbury first reported that talks between the Phils and Jays were heating up, but ESPN's Buster Olney said Toronto wasn't interested in Revere at their current asking price. Well, it seems the asking price has changed. MLB.com Phillies beat reporter Todd Zolecki tweets Revere will indeed be sent to Toronto.
Ben Revere will be traded to Blue Jays. @JSalisburyCSN first had Totonto's interest in Revere.— Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) July 31, 2015
Revere, 29, was acquired by the Phillies for Vance Worley and prospect Trevor May on December 6th, 2012. In two plus seasons with the Phils, Revere hit .303 with 157 runs scored, 35 doubles, 16 triples, three homers and 71 RBI's. He stole 95 bags and led the league in hits last season with 184. The Phillies outfield has been crowded, yet mediocre with the exception of Revere. Odubel Herrera, Cody Asche, Domonic Brown and Jeff Francoeur all get/need playing time and Revere's value made him expendable on this rebuilding Phillies roster.
As for what the Phillies are getting for Revere, CSNPhilly's Jim Salisbury reports that will likely be minor league pitchers Alberto Tirado and Jimmy Cordero coming from the Blue Jays, who have already added Troy Tulowitzki, David Price and reliever Mark Lowe to their club.
Tirado, 20, signed with the Blue Jays in August, 2011. In 31 games out the the pen for Toronto's Advanced 'A' affiliate, Tirado is 4-3 with a 3.23 ERA. MLB.com ranks him as the ninth best prospect in the Blue Jays organization. 23-year-right-hander Jimmy Cordero is also headed to the Phillies in the deal. Between Advanced 'A' Dunedin and Double-A New Hampshire this season, he has a 2.70 ERA. He's held opposing hitters to a .182 average against him in Double-A. According to Philly.com's Matt Breen, Cordero's fastball has registered at 103 on occasion.
Jordan Danks, a .245 hitter in Triple-A this season, takes Ben Revere's roster spot.
Revere's name has been whited out from the #Phillies lineup card. Jordan Danks is on the lineup card and will replace Revere on roster.— Meghan Montemurro (@M_Montemurro) July 31, 2015