15DBen Revere OF WSH 2 days ago

Revere (oblique) will begin his rehab assignment Wednesday and manager Dusty Baker is optimistic that he'll be ready to rejoin the team for next weekend's series against the Cubs, Dan Kolko of MASN reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Revere has been sidelined since the first week of the season due to a right oblique strain. However, he's been ramping up his activity in recent weeks and was able to take full swings Tuesday, which was one of the final hurdles in his recovery. Baker did not specify as to which affiliate Revere would begin his rehab assignment Wednesday, but nonetheless he figures to be playing in minor league games for at least a week before coming off the disabled list.

15DBen Revere OF WSH 3 days ago

Revere (oblique) took full swings for the first time Tuesday and came out of it pain-free, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

This news bodes extremely well for Revere, making an early-May return very feasible. The outfielder hopes to go on a rehab assignment soon, which could allow him to rejoin the Nationals sometime during their next road trip in the beginning of May.

15DBen Revere OF WSH 1 week ago

Revere (oblique) is running, but not at full speed, Chelsea James of the Washington Post reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Revere was on track to return in early May and him running in the outfield is a positive sign to his return. The speedy leadoff man hasn't played since April 4 and is coming off a strong year where he hit .306 with 31 stolen bases for the Phillies and the Blue Jays.

15DBen Revere OF WSH 2 weeks ago

Revere (oblique) is eyeing a return in early May, Bill Ladson of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It has been reported that Revere hopes to resume baseball activities by the first week in May, as he is currently doing core exercises, with rotation exercises coming next week. The leadoff man hasn't played in a game since April 4.

15DBen Revere OF WSH 2 weeks ago

Revere (oblique) has yet to resume baseball activities and remains without a timetable for his return, The Washington Post reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He's accompanying the team on their current road trip at manager Dusty Baker's request, but that's not a sign Revere's return is imminent. Oblique strains can take a while to heal, so Revere may not be back in the lineup for the Nats until May. Michael Taylor will remain the starter in center field for the time being.

15DBen Revere OF WSH 3 weeks ago

Revere remains without a timetable for return after an MRI confirmed an oblique strain, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Since the MRI confirmed what was already anticipated, not much has changed regarding the status of the Nats' Opening Day center fielder. While Revere is on the shelf, look for Michael Taylor -- who is 0-for-11 to start the year -- to continue to see steady playing time.

15DBen Revere OF WSH 3 weeks ago

Revere was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a right oblique strain.

Competitive Edge Analysis

This is a disappointing start to the year for one of Washington's key offseason acquisitions as Revere lasted just four innings into his career with the Nationals before suffering an injury. Michael Taylor is the likeliest candidate to fill Revere's role in center field and atop the lineup for at least the next two weeks. In a corresponding move Wednesday, the Nationals recalled Matt den Dekker to add outfield depth.

15DBen Revere OF WSH 3 weeks ago

Revere (ribs) is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Braves, Mark Zuckerman of MASN reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Despite having the day off Tuesday, Revere's injury from Opening Day will hold him out of the lineup Wednesday against Bud Norris and the Braves. Michael Taylor will take Revere's spot in center field and in the lineup, where he'll bat leadoff. Revere's next chance to return will come Thursday when the Nationals take on the Marlins in their home opener.

15DBen Revere OF WSH 4 weeks ago

Revere said after Monday's game that he believes his injury is muscular, CSNMA's Chase Hughes reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Meanwhile, manager Dusty Baker said after the game that Revere is day-to-day with a ribcage injury, and stopped short of calling it an oblique strain. Of course, if it is an oblique, Revere is probably a little worse off than day-to-day. Michael Taylor should start in center field while Revere is out, and his status should be updated in the coming days. The Nationals play again on Wednesday.

15DBen Revere OF WSH 4 weeks ago

Revere is day-to-day after tweaking his ribcage Monday, MASN's Mark Zuckerman reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He left in the fourth inning after appearing to favor his side, and while it is unclear how he tweaked his ribcage, the injury sounds minor for now. The Nationals have Tuesday off, so Revere will get an extra day to try to get right. Michael Taylor offers significantly more pop and plays center field quite well, so the Nationals will be in fine shape if Revere has to miss another game or two.