THE PHILLIES came to an agreement on a 1-year contract yesterday with outfielder Ben Revere, their last arbitration-eligible player, and are getting close to finalizing their roster, with spring training around the corner.
Revere and the Phillies avoided arbitration with a 1-year, $1.95 million contract for the 2014 season.
Only a week earlier, the parties exchanged numbers as part of the arbitration process. The Phillies proposed a $1.4 million salary for Revere; the centerfielder requested $2.425 million for the upcoming season.
Just as with reliever Antonio Bastardo earlier this week, the sides basically met in the middle. In doing so, they avoided having to take the process to an arbitration hearing next month in Florida.