Ben Revere LF/CF PHI 17 hours ago

Manager Ryne Sandberg said he wants to see Revere settle in as his leadoff hitter, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Revere returned to the leadoff spot Friday night on the heals of a five-game hitting streak. That streak was snapped with an 0-for-5 performance. He's hitting just .172 with a .231 on-base percentage and four stolen bases through 16 games.

Ben Revere LF/CF PHI 4 days ago

Revere went 1-for-3 with a triple, a walk and a stolen base in Tuesday's win over the Marlins.

Revere needed a solid game after being benched for three of four games in the Phillies' recent series with the Nationals. He entered Tuesday just 7-for-42 with one double and three stolen bases.

Ben Revere LF/CF PHI 7 days ago

Revere will be in the lineup Sunday against the Nationals, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

Revere had been left on the bench for the Phillies' previous three games, largely due to his painfully slow start of the season. However, Revere's pinch-hit double and stolen base Saturday may have convinced manager Ryne Sandberg to give the outfielder another crack in the starting lineup. He'll be slotted in the eighth spot in the order Sunday and will have to earn his way back to teh leadoff role, but Revere nonetheless seems like a safer bet than the strikeout-prone Darin Ruf to emerge as the Phillies' primary left fielder.

Ben Revere LF/CF PHI 7 days ago

Revere entered Saturday's game as a pinch runner and finished 1-for-1 with two runs scored.

Revere was out of the starting lineup for the third straight game Saturday. Manager Ryne Sandberg has been giving Darin Ruf a look in left over those three games. Sandberg has not indicated that the change is permanent. It is likely a product of Revere's slow start to the season. He is hitting .158 (6-for-38) thus far with a walk, six strikeouts and three stolen bases.

Ben Revere LF/CF PHI 1 week ago

Revere is out of the lineup Thursday, CSN Philadelphia's Jim Salisbury reports.

Revere is hitting just .139 but has still already managed two steals on the season. Still, the Phillies will opt to give him a day off Thursday with the hopes that his bat can get going this weekend.

Ben Revere LF/CF PHI 4 weeks ago

Revere is expected to begin the season as the Phillies' left fielder, Stephen Gross of The Morning Call reports.

Revere's lack of arm strength likely played part in the move, along with Odubel Herrera's impressive camp. The move will likely bump Grady Sizemore out of the everyday lineup, though Revere could still see some time in center field as well.

Ben Revere LF/CF PHI 1 month ago

Revere will see some time in left field over the final two weeks of camp, the Phillies' official site reports.

Revere got his first start in left on Saturday with Odubel Herrera starting in center. It is an alignment that could carry over into the regular season. A shift to left for Revere also increases the chances that he could sit more frequently as the Phillies will likely also give Grady Sizemore and Darin Ruf starts in left as well this season.

Ben Revere LF/CF PHI 1 month ago

Revere said he is not concerned by his slow start at the plate this spring, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. "It's going to be fine," Revere said. "I still have two more weeks of it. I'm just getting back into the rhythm of things. I want to go into the last week of spring feeling good and then start the season on a high note."

Revere has just four hits in his 33 at-bats this spring and is hitless in his last 10 at-bats. He got off to a slow start last season, but hit .321 over the final three months of the season to finish with a .306 average. He will open the year as the Phillies' starting center fielder and leadoff hitter.

Ben Revere LF/CF PHI 2 months ago

Revere said his ankle feels great this spring now that the screws that were in his foot all of last season have been removed, CSN Philly reports.

Revere said his goal this season is to get more than 50 stolen bases. He finished with 49 last season despite playing through pain in his ankle and leg. He will open the season as the Phillies' starting centerfielder and leadoff hitter.

Ben Revere LF/CF PHI 3 months ago

Revere said he is able to do his typical offseason workout routine now that he no longer has screws in his right ankle, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. "I can do everything. I can do power lifting. I couldn't even squat last year. I'm squatting 400 pounds now. Last year, my hamstring [shut] down, my quads were weak. Now, I'm getting all my strength back."

Revere played through pain for half of last season as the screws that were in his ankle from a 2013 surgery were pressing on his nerves. They were removed early in the offseason. The 26-year-old is set to open next season as the Phillies' starting center fielder.