Scouts are tracking Phillies' outfielder Ben Revere with the possibility of a trade looming, according to a report from FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal. Rosenthal adds that the Angels have had previous interest, making them a potential fit.
Revere, 27, is one of many Phillies who is expected to be available in trade talks, along with Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee, Aaron Harang and Jonathan Papelbon. The outfielder has hit .268/.314/.356 in 39 games this season while providing solid defense, and will likely be of interest to many teams who are looking for help in the outfield. Revere hit .306/.325/.361 in 151 games last year while stealing 49 bases, and has the ability to play any of the three outfield positions.
The Angels currently have Mike Trout in center alongside Matt Joyce and Kole Calhoun, so their previous interest in Revere may not be applicable at this point. If they decide to upgrade from Joyce, who is currently hitting .143, they could look to make a move to add Revere as their left-fielder. As we move closer to the July 31 trade deadline, teams with outfield holes like the Blue Jays, Rays and Twins could turn to Revere as a potential addition.
Revere is under team control through the 2017 season, making him attractive to teams who are looking for a long-term solution in the outfield.