The Philadelphia Phillies‘ hottest hitter has landed on the disabled list. Ben Revere suffered a broken foot during yesterday’s game against the Chicago White Sox. Revere had fouled a ball off of his foot. He still continued his at bat and even ran to try and beat a double play. During the second game of the double header Revere was not in the lineup and it was announced he will see a specialist on Monday.
Revere was traded to the Phillies this past off season by the Minnesota Twins. He was going to be the new every day center fielder. Being only 25 years old the Phillies believed that he would be able to bring offense to the table and continue to develop throughout the season. That was not the case in the first month of play. In April he was only hitting .200. He only managed 18 hits with four RBI. The Phillies were waiting for Revere to find his swing.
That time finally came in May. Revere bumped his average up to .312. Although he only had one RBI during that time, he was still managing to find a way to get on base scoring 15 runs. He was developing into a leadoff hitter.
June had been Revere’s best month yet. For the month he was hitting .354. He had 19 hits with six RBI. Revere’s overall average had gone up to .305, which is one of the best averages on the team. He has proven himself to the Phillies and to the fans who have had doubt in him.
Revere was placed on the 15 day disabled list. Hopefully, the injury will not be too serious and Revere will be back playing soon.