The Angels on Friday signed Ben Revere to a one-year contract to be their top reserve across the outfield. The deal is worth $4 million, plus incentives that could be worth more than $2 million.
General Manager Billy Eppler has said all off-season he desired a fourth outfielder, and he now has one. November acquisition Cameron Maybin and Kole Calhoun will flank Mike Trout, and Revere will back them all up; he’s played every outfield position.
Revere is known to have excellent range but a subpar arm.
The 28-year-old Atlanta native has been a steady contact hitter for most of his career, but 2016 was his worst season. He hit just .217, logged a .260 on-base percentage, and...