Angels Get Outfielder, Revere Sticking Around?
ESPN.com reported this afternoon the Angels acquired outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhius from the Mets.
The Phillies and Angels had been talking about a Revere trade for some time, sources had told MLB.com. The Phillies wanted at least one Minor League player in return, but the sides could not reach an agreement.
The Angels are expected to continue looking for ways to boost their offense, so perhaps the Phillies and Angels will keep talking.
The Phillies have been trying to trade Revere because of an imminent logjam in the outfield. Cody Asche is learning to play left field in Triple-A. Right fielder Domonic Brown also is in Triple-A. Both are expected to rejoin the Phillies at some point, which means other players will have to move.
The Phillies have committed to Odubel Herrera in center field, which has made Revere movable. Outfielder Grady Sizemore also could be an odd man out. He hits left-handed like Herrera, Asche, Brown and Revere. He entered Wednesday hitting .191 (25-for-131) with no home runs, six RBIs and a .472 OPS since Aug. 8, 2014.
Nieuwenhius had been designated for assignment May 19. It only the Angels cash to acquire him.