The Phillies and Ben Revere agreed on a one-year, $1.95 million contract Friday to avoid arbitration. He was the team's final unsigned arbitration-eligible player.
Revere, 25, will play center field for the Phillies in 2014 after an injury-shortened 2013 season. He hit .305 with a .691 OPS, which was impressive, given a horrific April that relegated him to the bench for almost a week. The Phillies want to see improvement in Revere's defense, which was heralded upon his arrival, but shaky in reality.
The team's payroll is approximately $155 million when calculated for luxury tax purposes. That accounts for the 17 players under guaranteed contracts; the rest of the roster could be filled with players making near the league minimum of $500,000.