{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

Injured finger keeps Revere out of lineup

|
Injured finger keeps Revere out of lineup play video for Injured finger keeps Revere out of lineup

PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies center fielder Ben Revere hurt his right ring finger stealing a base early in Wednesday's loss to the Indians at Progressive Field.

The injury pushed John Mayberry Jr. into the lineup Thursday against the Marlins at Citizens Bank Park.

"His finger, that kind of definitely made it easier for me to put Mayberry in there," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said.

Revere had his right ring and middle fingers wrapped before batting practice. Revere said the finger is swollen, but he expects to be back in the lineup Friday. Of course, if Mayberry has a big game Thursday, that could change. Revere missed four consecutive games recently because of a sore right quadriceps, but it sounded like he could have been playing earlier if he had been hitting better.

Revere entered the night with the third-lowest slugging percentage (.226) and 12th lowest on-base percentage (.245) in baseball.

"If I take a day to get the swelling out, it should be good," Revere said. "We had X-rays. Everything was good."

Phillies outfielders entered Thursday with a .601 OPS, which ranked last in baseball. That made Mayberry (.794 OPS) the Phillies' most productive outfielder since the beginning of the season. Manuel said Mayberry will be in the lineup, even with Delmon Young playing more regularly in right field. The manager can give Revere, Young or Domonic Brown occasional rests.

"The better you do, the more you get to play," Manuel said.

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

{}
{}
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español