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Angels sign Ben Revere to 1-year deal

The outfielder was expected to sign before Christmas, and locked in a $4 million deal with the Angels on Friday afternoon.

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The Angels have agreed to sign outfielder Ben Revere to a 1-year, $4 million deal, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney. We first reported earlier in the day that Revere was expected to sign with a club this afternoon.

Revere’s deal includes $2.25 million in available incentives based on plate appearances, according to FanRag’s Jon Heyman.

Revere, 28, was non-tendered by the Nationals earlier in the month after hitting .217/.260/.300 with 14 stolen bases in 103 games last season. He will serve as a fourth outfielder behind Cameron Maybin, Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun for the Angels after the club spent last season with a pronounced lack of outfield depth.

Revere is a veteran of seven major-league seasons with the Twins (2010-12), Phillies (2013-15), Blue Jays (2015) and Nationals (2016), and owns a career .285/.320/.342 line in 748 career games in the majors. He hit .306 as recently as 2015, so the Angels are counting on a bounceback year after his struggles in Washington.

Revere joins Maybin, Danny Espinosa and Jesse Chavez as key additions for the Angels this season.