Revere likely staying put with Phillies for now

Revere likely staying put with Phillies for now

NEW YORK -- For now it looks like Ben Revere is remaining with the Phillies.

The Angels acquired outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis from the Mets on Wednesday.

The Phillies and Angels had been talking about a Revere trade for some time, sources had told The Phillies wanted at least one Minor League player in return, but the sides could not reach an agreement.

The Angels are expected to continue looking for ways to boost their offense, so perhaps the Phillies and Angels will keep talking.

The Phillies have been trying to trade Revere because of an imminent logjam in the outfield. Cody Asche is learning to play left field at Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Right fielder Domonic Brown also is in Triple-A. Both are expected to rejoin the Phillies at some point, which means other players will have to move.

The Phillies have committed to Odubel Herrera in center field, which has made Revere movable. Outfielder Grady Sizemore also could be an odd man out. He hits left-handed like Herrera, Asche, Brown and Revere. Sizemore entered Wednesday hitting .191 (25-for-131) with no home runs, six RBIs and a .472 OPS since Sept. 5, 2014.

Nieuwenhuis had been designated for assignment on May 19. It only took the Angels cash to acquire him.

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for Read his Phillies blog The Zo Zone, follow him on Twitter and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.