Los Angeles Angels trade rumors have the team trying to acquire Ben Revere from the Philadelphia Phillies. The Angels’ trade discussion focuses on center fielder Revere, who appears to be the odd man out in Philadelphia. The Phillies are trying to make a move for the future, and upcoming promotions don’t leave room for Revere on the roster. As reported by MLB.com on Thursday, the Phillies outfield will soon have Odubel Herrerra in center field, Cody Asche in left field, and Dominic Brown in right field.
Asche is working in Triple-A to be the permanent left fielder for the team. Brown is also in Triple-A, putting up some really good numbers after being optioned there in April. He has a.272 batting average and 16 RBIs in 30 games, but has hit.462 over the past six games. Those are numbers that the Phillies would really like to see again, predicting a move in the outfield is coming very soon.
These Los Angeles Angels trade rumors point to the team being frustrated with outfielder Matt Joyce. The left fielder has a.155 batting average (17-for-110) on the season with just one home run and a.203 on-base percentage. Replacing him with someone like Revere, who could immediately bat leadoff for the team, might give the Angels a very fast lineup. During the 2015 MLB season, Revere is slated to make $4.1 million and has one more arbitration year on his contract.
Last season, Ben Revere had a.306 batting average and 49 steals for the Philadelphia Phillies. He led the Phillies in hits and primarily played center field for the team. It clearly showed how good Revere could be on the basepaths and that might be something that the Angels could benefit from a lot. With Mike Trout hitting second in the batting order now, the Angels could really enjoy Revere stealing bases in front of him. Having another hitter that can get himself into scoring position might help the Angels move up the American League West standings.
As previously reported on the Inquisitr, the loss of Josh Hamilton has left a gap on the roster for the Angels. The expectation was that he would spend a lot of time in the outfield during the 2015 MLB season, but instead Hamilton ended up getting traded back to the Texas Rangers. Now these Los Angeles Angels trade rumors indicate the team is trying to improve right away, and that they might be able to offer a prospect or two that would entice the Philaelphia Phillies.
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