The Phillies missed out on Denard Span from the Minnesota Twins, but they may acquire their centerfielder from Twins after all. According to Danny Knobler of CBS Sports, the Phillies' top choice at the moment is Ben Revere:
Looks like Ben Revere may be the Phillies' top choice for center field. Twins need pitching, and Phillies could move one for him.— DKnobler (@DKnobler) December 6, 2012
Revere stole 40 bases last year for the Twins, hitting .294 and getting on base at a .333 clip. While Denard Span was the Twins' primary centerfielder in 2012, Revere played 39 games at the position. He is a left-handed batter.
UPDATE: According to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com, the deal is done.
The players going to the Twins are unknown at this time, but many speculate starting pitcher Vance Worley is one of them.
UPDATE TWO: Worley and Trevor May headed to Minnesota:
Vance Worley and Trevor May to Minn for Ben Revere. He will be Phils' CF.— Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN) December 6, 2012