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Philadelphia Phillies hope to avoid Ben Revere confrontation

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Ben Revere is an affable guy, in addition to being a decent offensive player. That's why the Philadelphia Phillies hope to avoid an arbitration confrontation next month.

The Minnesota Twins were in need of pitching help. So, their decision to deal Revere to the Phillies for Vance Worley and minor league prospect Trevor May last off-season made sense. Philadelphia has 'won' the trade to-date.

While Revere only appeared in 88 games, due to a broken foot, his offensive potential was evident. He hit .305 and stole 22 bases. Hardly a defensive weapon, the 25-year-old was and appears to remain Ryne Sandberg's top leadoff option.

The four-year veteran, who made $515,000 last year, has requested a $2.425 million salary in 2014. General manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. countered with $1.4 million for his center fielder's first year of arbitration eligibility.

Amaro and Revere's representatives seem likely to try and reach a mutually agreeable financial agreement before the early February deadline passes. Neither side seems prone to a confrontational clash prior to spring training's start.

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