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A person familiar with the negotiations says outfielder Nate Schierholtz and the Chicago Cubs are closing in on a one-year, $2.25 million contract.
The person, speaking Wednesday on the condition of anonymity because the deal had not been finalized, confirmed reports by several media outlets. Schierholtz can earn an additional $500,000 in performance bonuses.
Schierholtz was traded from San Francisco to Philadelphia last season in the deal that sent Hunter Pence to the Giants at the July 31 non-waiver deadline. He batted .257 with six homers in 114 games overall this year and is a .270 career hitter in six seasons.
The Phillies declined to tender Schierholtz a 2013 contract offer before last Friday's deadline, making him a free agent.
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Cubs manager Dale Sveum revealed that he was shot by Brewers legend Robin Yount while the two were out hunting recently.
The Phillies have acquired outfielder Ben Revere from the Minnesota Twins for right-handers Vance Worley and Trevor May.
Revere fills Philadelphia's need for a center fielder. The 24-year-old left-handed hitter batted .294 with 40 stolen bases in 124 games last season.
Worley was 6-9 with a 4.20 ERA last year after going 11-3 with a 3.01 ERA as a rookie in 2011 and helping...
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Poker player Ruben Amaro Jr. invested players, pitcher Vance Worley and pitching prospect Trevor May, to get speedy, young centerfielder Ben Revere from the Twins.
Michael Bourn, who they are obviously not pursuing, would cost money and years.
Boun will be 30, Revere is 24.
Amaro got some money left and may have...
Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum revealed on Tuesday that he was shot by Hall of Fame player Robin Yount while the two were hunting quail during the offseason. This is easily my favorite story in a while.
Sveum, who was teammates with Yount on the Milwaukee Brewers from 1986-1991, says the two were hunting quail in Arizona when Yount hit a two-for-one special.
“The bird was in front...
At first glance, the Philadelphia Phillies may have got the better end of this deal. Yesterday, the Minnesota Twins and the Phillies agreed to a deal to send Ben Revere to Philadelphia for Vance Worley and Trevor May. Worley is coming off an elbow injury and Trevor May is still proving himself in the minors.
Mandy Housenick of the Allentown Morning Call suggests Revere...
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Major League Baseball's winter meetings always bring their fair share of rumors, signings, and significant trades.
This year, the Philadelphia Phillies have been linked to almost every big name player on the market. Their number one need, of course, is a starting centerfielder to take the place of former Phillie Shane Victorino. Victorino just inked a three-year, $39 million...
The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired center fielder Ben Revere from the Twins, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports. Vance Worley and Trevor May wil be going back to Minnesota to complete the deal.
Revere hit .294/.333/.342 with 13 doubles, six triples, 32 RBIs, 40 stolen bases and 70 runs scored in 511 at-bats last season. He also carried a .333 on-base percentage and a .342...
Courtesy noticiaaldia.com The Phillies have done it again: they have taken a player in the Rule 5 draft. According to Todd Zolecki, the Phillies have taken outfielder Ender Inciarte in the draft from the Arizona Diamondbacks. The pick is the first since prior to the 2011 season when the Phillies...
The Phillies haven't made any news this off-season, but they may be about to become very loud. After completing a deal for Ben Revere, reports have a deal for Michael Young done and awaiting his approval. With center field filled, what would the addition of Young mean for the Phillies?
It's only fitting that a guy with the patriotic last name of Revere would wind up playing in Philadelphia. The Phillies gave up a lot to get Revere, so the expectations will be high for the new center fielder. Here's what to expect from the newest Phillie.