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Phillies came close to acquiring Trevor Gott

Ben Revere would have been sent to the Angels in the deal.

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles was among the first team linked to Ben Revere in trade rumors and the club reportedly came close to acquiring the Philadelphia outfielder. Revere has had a notable amount of offensive success to this point in 2015, and according to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe, the Phillies and Angels were close to completing a deal that would have sent right-handed pitching prospect Trevor Gott to Philadelphia.

Cafardo adds the Angels then rejected the Phillies' proposal and instead tried to acquire a starting pitching prospect. However, that deal never came to fruition either.

Revere, 27, was thought to be available in the days leading up to opening day. He has posted a .291/.328/.379 batting line to complement one home run and 21 RBIs through 80 games in 2015. Revere has also stolen 19 bases and is coming off of a 2014 campaign during which he batted .306 and stole 49 bases with the Phillies.

Although he would not have provided the Angels with much power, he would have added a notable amount of speed to their lineup. Revere is also relatively affordable, as he is earning $4.1 million this season and is due about $3.1 million through the end of the year. Revere is arbitration eligible two more times and will become a free agent following the 2017 season.

While the addition of Revere would have likely proven to benefit the Angels' lineup as a whole, adding Trevor Gott would have given the Phillies another pitching prospect heading into 2016. Philadelphia is in rebuilding mode and is expected to sell several pieces and as a result will likely be open to acquiring prospects over the next few weeks.

Gott, 22, was in Double-A when the deal was being discussed but has since been promoted. He has tossed nine scoreless innings while posting a 2.53 FIP. Before being called up, Gott pitched to a 3.20 ERA and 2.46 FIP in 19.2 innings with Double-A. He also tossed 8.1 scoreless innings in Triple-A.

The Angels could remain interested in Revere over the next few weeks but several other clubs will likely be open to adding his speed and versatility. As a result, Los Angeles might revisit the Gott for Revere talks if they cannot add a bat in another deal.