Reds add Revere to outfield competition
GOODYEAR, Ariz. — The Cincinnati Reds have agreed to a minor league contract with veteran outfielder Ben Revere and have invited him to spring training.
Revere’s deal is pending him passing a physical. Terms were not immediately known.
Cincinnati is adding Revere to compete for a spot as a reserve outfielder behind the four-man rotation of Billy Hamilton, Adam Duvall, Scott Schebler and Jesse Winker.
Revere can play all three outfield spots and would likely compete with Phillip Ervin for the fifth outfielder’s role.
Revere, 29, batted .275/.308/.344 with one home run and 20 RBIs in 109 games for the Angels last season.
Over an eight-year career with the Twins, Phillies, Blue Jays, Nationals and Angels, Revere is a .284/.319/.343 hitter.
CINCINNATI — Olympic freeskier Nick Goepper will throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the 2018 Cincinnati Reds Opening Day game on Thursday, March 29, at Great American Ball Park.
The Lawrenceburg, Indiana native won a silver medal in the men’s slopestyle competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
The Reds open the 2018 season against the Washington Nationals at 4:10 p.m.
This is the second time Nick will throw out a ceremonial pitch at Great American Ball Park. In 2014, following his bronze medal-winning performance at the Sochi Olympics, Nick threw out the first pitch on Reds Opening Night.
Additional 2018 Reds Opening Day ceremonies will be announced in the coming weeks.