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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. Phillies beat reporter Todd Zolecki tweets Revere will indeed be sent to Toronto.

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. 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'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.


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All of their top 15 prospects (except #1) are in some form of A ball, so not much to Salisbury reporting that it will likely be an 'A' ball player

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