Ben Revere OF TOR 1 month ago

The Philadelphia Phillies agreed to trade outfielder Ben Revere to the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday, according to MLB.com. Revere has a .298 batting average and 24 stolen bases this season and will provide the team with another left-handed bat in the outfield, although it is unclear how big a role he will play.

Ben Revere OF TOR 2 months ago

Revere is out of the lineup Saturday against San Francisco.

The Phillies will give Revere the night off Saturday and deploy Odubel Herrera in center field against the Giants. Revere has been heating up lately after a rough start; he batted .346 in June and is carrying a batting average of .391 thus far in July.

Ben Revere OF TOR 2 months ago

Revere (hamstring) is back in the lineup Monday against the Dodgers, Eric Stephens of True Blue LA reports.

Revere has been on the bench the last four games due to mild tightness in his hamstring, but it appears the time off has remedied the issue. The speedy outfielder is holding down a strong .291 batting average on the season, but his .328 on-base percentage isn't especially ideal for a leadoff man. He could be a trade chip for the Phillies as the deadline approaches.

Ben Revere OF TOR 2 months ago

Revere is dealing with some mild right hamstring soreness, the Phillies' official site reports.

Revere was able to pinch hit Thursday and Friday, but did not play Saturday or Sunday. He said he expects to return to action during the Phillies' series with the Dodgers which starts Monday. Revere remains on the trade block and was close to being traded to the Angels earlier this season. They backed out of a deal that would have sent reliever Trevor Gott to the Phillies for Revere.

Ben Revere OF TOR 2 months ago

Revere is out of the lineup Sunday against the Braves.

Revere has now sat in three straight contests, while Odubel Herrera has made four consecutive starts in center field. Even considering the recent trend, Revere is 0-for-9 against Atlanta starter Shelby Miller in his career, so that may have factored into the decision as well. Manager Pete Mackanin will instead use an outfield composed of Cody Asche (left), Herrera (center) and Dominic Brown (right).

Ben Revere OF TOR 2 months ago

Revere is out of the lineup for the second game of Sunday's doubleheader with the Nationals.

Both the Nationals and Phillies are resting several key regulars who were in the lineup for Game 1. After he went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in the earlier contest, Revere will give way in center field to Odubel Herrera for the nightcap.

Ben Revere OF TOR 2 months ago

Revere is out of the lineup Friday, the Morning Call's Stephen Gross reports.

With the Phillies changing managers it will be interesting to follow how players like Revere get deployed going forward. On Friday Odubel Herrera got the start in center field with Cody Asche starting in left.

Ben Revere OF TOR 2 months ago

Revere went 3-for-4 with a walk, an RBI and a run scored Sunday against the Cardinals.

After an extremely slow start to the season, the speedster has turned it around over the last month, batting .321 with 17 runs scored and eight stolen bases. Revere is showing the kind of skillset that made him an attractive draft day target and should be scooped up off the waiver wire by those in need of speed in leagues where he was dropped.

Ben Revere OF TOR 2 months ago

Revere went 2-for-4 with a steal and a run in Thursday's 2-1 win over the Orioles.

With five steals in his last five games, Revere's up to 17 on the season. After a slow April, Revere rebounded to hit .286 in May and is now at .349 in June, finding his stride amid trade speculation. If you've got the need for speed, he can likely be had at a fair price in the fantasy trade market too.

Ben Revere OF TOR 2 months ago

Revere is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Orioles.

Revere has started all but one game this month, but he'll get the day off Tuesday as Odubel Herrera gets the nod in center field. Herrera will bat second against O's starter Chris Tillman.