FRIDAY, 4:10 PM ET: The Los Angeles Angels have reached an agreement with free agent outfielder Ben Revere on a one-year deal, according to Buster Olney of ESPN.com. Olney notes that he will recieve a base salary of $4 million, as Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports tweets there are also performance incentives.
THURSDAY, 7:00 PM ET: It seems as another free agent name could be coming off the market as Roch Kubatko of MASN reports that Ben Revere could be reaching a deal tomorrow although he doesn't specify a team. What Kubatko does add though is it will not be with the Baltimore Orioles. Along with that, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet adds that it won't be with the Toronto Blue Jays either.
The market hasn't exactly been hot for Revere who is coming off a miserable 2016 season with the Washington Nationals. Revere hit just .217/.260/.300 and only stole a measly 14 bases, something that has been his strength. At 28 years old, it's not fair to say Revere is declining yet, but it's a little concerning mostly because Revere's best asset is his speed which he can't utilize if he's not getting on base.
To say he has zero power would be too generous, as Revere has hit a whopping six home runs in 2847 at-bats. That's an average of one home run every 474 times registering an at-bat.
Despite the off year, Revere still will find himself in the majors next year. His speed and glove are too strong to turn away, and whichever team does sign him will probably get him cheap. At that point, you just hope he can regain his form from previous years and become a pesky lead-off hitter like he's been in the past.null