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Ben Revere was traded to the Phillies Thursday.
The trade between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Minnesota Twins was one of the more surprising moves of the winter meetings.
The Twins sent center fielder Ben Revere to the Phillies for pitchers Vance Worley and Trevor May.
Revere batted .278 with 40 stolen bases in 2012 for the Twins and will likely be Philadelphia's leadoff hitter in 2013.
Worley was a major surprise in 2011, going 11-3 with a 3.01 ERA and 119 strikeouts. However, 2012 saw him regress, going 6-9 with a 4.20 ERA.
May comes to town now as the No. 5-ranked prospect in the Twins' system, according to the top prospects list on mlb.com.
The Twins hit a home run with this deal, especially considering their need for starting pitching. Worley will come in and be the No. 1 or No. 2 starter, while May will likely make his MLB debut in 2014.
The Phillies get their center fielder, but it's not Michael Bourn, like most thought it would be.
The best guess is that Bourn priced himself out of the Phillies' range, and they moved on to fill a need they had.
Twins' Grade: A-
Phillies' Grade: C+