Report: Phillies nearly traded Ben Revere to Angels

The Philadelphia Phillies reportedly agreed to trade outfielder Ben Revere to the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for right-hander Trevor Gott, but Los Angeles backed out of the deal at the last minute. The Angels then tried redirect Philadelphia toward another pitching prospect, according to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe.

Revere's .291 batting average and .328 on-base percentage hover just below his career averages. The Phillies, whose .333 win percentage trails the league by a mile, are expected to be big players before the trade deadline. Cole Hamels and Jonathon Papelbon are among the biggest names expected to leave Philadelphia in the Phillies' effort to rebuild before heading into the 2016 season.