Phillies Trade Ben Revere to Blue Jays

The Phillies announced on Friday that they have traded outfielder Ben Revere and cash considerations to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for right-handed pitchers Jimmy Cordero and Alberto Tirado.

Cordero, 23, has appeared in 32 games this season between single-A Dunedin and double-A New Hampshire, going 0-1 with a 2.70 ERA (15 ER, 50.0 IP).  Signed as an amateur free agent in 2012, Cordero is a native of the Dominican Republic.

Tirado, 20, posted a 3.23 ERA (22 ER, 61.1 IP) in 31 relief appearances for Dunedin this season.  He has held opposing hitters to a .213 average while averaging 8.95 strikeouts per 9.0 innings pitched (61 SO).

Revere appeared in 459 games for the Phillies from 2012-15, batting .301 with 48 doubles, 22 triples and 135 stolen bases in 165 attempts (81.8%).  At the time of the trade Revere was tied for second among all National League players in triples (6) and ranked fourth in stolen bases (24).  He has 20 extra-base hits this season (13 2B, 6 3B, 1 HR), only two shy of his career-high 22 set in 2014. Revere is the only player in Major League Baseball with 20 or more stolen bases in each of the last five seasons (2011-15).

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