Twins send Ben Revere to Phillies for Vance Worley, Trevor May
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No matter what happens the rest of this offseason, the Minnesota Twins will have a vastly different look next season.
Shortly after Thursday's Rule-5 draft was complete, the Twins agreed to send outfielder Ben Revere to the Philadelphia Phillies, a league source confirmed. In return, the Twins received 25-year-old right-hander Vance Worley and 23-year-old righty Trevor May -- two of Philadelphia's best young pitchers.
Worley, who underwent minor cleanup surgery on his elbow at the end of the season, owns a 3.50 ERA in 277 2/3 career major league innings, striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings while walking 3.1. Worley throws a low-90's fastball, two breaking balls and a changeup.
May, a fourth-round draft pick in 2008, was ranked as Baseball America's 69th-best prospect heading into last season. He struggled a bit for Double-A Reading last year, but he owns a 3.92 career minor league ERA while striking out an eye-popping 11.1 batters per nine innings. Control has been an issue, however, as May walks nearly five batters per nine innings.
With Revere and Denard Span both gone, it's likely a path has been cleared in center field for Aaron Hicks.