The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired outfielder Ben Revere from the Philadelphia Phillies, MLB.com's Todd Zolecki first reported on Friday. The deal has since been announced.
In return for Revere, the Phillies received pitchers Jimmy Cordero and Alberto Tirado, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly reported.
Revere's name has popped up in trade talks over the past few weeks, with his name being connected to the Angels and more recently the Orioles. In fact, the Orioles and Blue Jays appeared to be the two teams left in the running for Revere today.
Revere is going to play left field against right-handed pitching, which he hits very well. He adds speed to the Blue Jays lineup and could be their leadoff guy, especially with his hitting and stealing base skills.
The 27-year-old is signed through the 2017 season, being second-time arbitration-eligible next year. The Phillies will pay him the rest of his contract this season.
On the year, Revere is hitting .298/.334/.374 with a home run and 26 RBIs in 388 plate appearances this year. Revere has 24 stolen bases in 29 attempts. His defense has improved too, as Revere is worth three defensive runs saved, the first time he's been above average on DRS in his career.