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Phillies, Ben Revere avoid arbitration

Jan 24, 2014, 5:10 PM EDT

Ben Revere, Tim Federowicz AP

Center fielder Ben Revere and the Phillies have avoided arbitration with a one-year, $1.95 million deal.

Revere had a terrible first month in Philadelphia after coming over in a trade from Minnesota, but then caught fire by hitting .347 in 65 games from May 1 until mid-July. Unfortunately that’s when his season ended thanks to a broken foot, leaving Revere with a .305 batting average, zero homers, 22 steals, and a .691 OPS in 88 games overall.

This was Revere’s first season of arbitration eligibility at age 25.

  1. rjmarrella - Jan 24, 2014 at 5:53 PM

    Not much was made of it at the time, but the Phillies really went south when he went down. He did play a very sub-par centerfield last year, so one hopes he improves there.

  2. twinfan24 - Jan 24, 2014 at 8:57 PM

    Good luck, Ben. Hope you have a healthy season and can show Phillies fans exactly how good you can be.

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