Revere out indefinitely with broken right foot

Revere out indefinitely with broken right foot
July 13, 2013, 9:00 pm
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Updated July 14, 10:26 a.m.

Phillies centerfielder Ben Revere, whose .347 batting average since May 1 is the sixth-highest in baseball, is out indefinitely with a broken right foot, the Phils announced.

Revere fouled a ball off his foot in the bottom of the 11th during Game 1 of the Phillies’ Saturday doubleheader with the White Sox at Citizens Bank Park, a 5-4 loss.

Moments later, he grounded into a game-ending 5-4-3 double play, nearly beating the throw to first while running on a broken foot.

Revere, 25, will see a foot specialist on Monday, the Phillies said. The team announced Sunday morning that Revere has been placed on the 15-day disabled list. Erik Kratz has been recalled from the DL and will be available for Sunday's series finale against the White Sox, the Phillies' last game before the All-Star break.

Revere, who had his 15th multiple-hit game in his last 28 starts, hit .200 in April but hit .312 in May, .354 in June and was hitting .388 in July, raising his average to .305.

In his last 25 games, Revere was 48-for-118, a .373 average. He hit .294 with the Twins last year and is a career .284 hitter.

With Revere out, John Mayberry will likely get dramatically increased playing time. Mayberry, who was in the lineup for Game 2 of Saturday’s day-night doubleheader, is hitting .251 with six homers and 21 RBIs.

Revere will join Ryan Howard, Roy Halladay, relief pitchers Michael Stutes, Mike Adams and Jeremy Horst; and catcher Erik Kratz on the Phillies’ disabled list.

Mayberry has started 15 games in center this year, hitting .300 in those games on 18-for-60. He hit .261 with six homers in 56 games as a center-fielder last year.

The Phillies announced Revere’s injury after manager Charlie Manuel met with the media following Game 1 of the doubleheader.