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Ben Revere | Outfielder | #9

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/3/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 175
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (28) / MIN
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MLB.com's William Ladson reports that Ben Revere (oblique) will begin his rehab stint at Triple-A Syracuse on Thursday.
The speedy center fielder reported there on Wednesday and should play at least half a game in his rehab debut Thursday night. Revere has been sidelined since the Nationals' season-opening game because of a right oblique strain. With his rehab stint about to get underway, an early May return is looking more and more likely. Apr 27 - 4:39 PM

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Ben Revere (oblique) is beginning a minor league rehab assignment Wednesday night.

Revere made it through a full workout on Tuesday and got the go-ahead for minor league games a few days earlier than expected. He should rejoin the Nationals early next week. The speedy outfielder has been on the shelf since April 6 with a right oblique strain.
Apr 27 - 3:42 PM

Ben Revere (oblique) took full swings Tuesday.

It's the first time he's done that since landing on the disabled list April 6 with a right oblique strain. Revere is hoping to begin a minor league rehab assignment soon with an eye on rejoining the Nationals during their upcoming road trip to St. Louis, Kansas City, and Chicago.
Apr 26 - 4:13 PM

Ben Revere (oblique) could swing a bat from the left side on Friday.

It would surely just be some dry swings but would be a nice step for the outfielder. Revere has also resumed sprinting as he makes his way back from a strained right oblique. He's aiming to be activated by mid-May.
Apr 22 - 3:54 PM

Ben Revere (oblique) ran in the outfield and took light swings right-handed on Wednesday.

Revere has not yet been cleared to take swings left-handed, though the 27-year-old outfielder hopes those will be in the cards within the next few days. He initially injured his right oblique on Opening Day and was subsequently placed on the disabled list. A mid-May return is possible here, but shouldn't be considered a given. Until Revere returns, expect Michael Taylor to continue to start in center.
Apr 20 - 5:07 PM

Ben Revere (oblique) is hoping to be activated from the disabled list the second week of May.

Revere said he's begun doing "rotational stuff" to work on his legs and core. Although the hope is that he'll be ready for activation in the second week of May, it's not a given since oblique injuries can be difficult to predict. Michael Taylor will continue to hold down center field.
Apr 17 - 10:20 AM

Ben Revere (oblique) said he hopes to resume baseball activities or play in games by May 3.

That's the day Revere will celebrate his 28th birthday. Revere strained his oblique in the first game of the season and was placed on the disabled list shortly after. Michael Taylor has been manning center field during his absence.
Apr 16 - 6:41 PM

An MRI has confirmed that Ben Revere has a strained right oblique.

The confirmation was merely a formality. As is the case with most oblique injuries, there is no timetable for Revere's return. There would seem to be a good chance he'll be sidelined for the rest of the month.
Apr 10 - 10:14 AM

Nationals placed OF Ben Revere on the 15-day disabled list with a right oblique strain.

Revere injured his oblique in the fourth inning of Monday's Opening Day game against the Braves and will probably miss the next 3-4 weeks. Michael Taylor earned the center field start in his place on Wednesday and should play there regularly for the remainder of April. Taylor makes for an excellent pickup in all standard fantasy leagues and he's probably going to be a DFS darling until his price is raised.
Apr 6 - 4:55 PM

Ben Revere (rib cage) is out of the Nationals' lineup Wednesday versus the Braves.

Revere tweaked a muscle around his rib cage in the fourth inning of Monday's season opener. Michael Taylor will lead off and start in center field Wednesday night against Braves right-hander Bud Norris.
Apr 6 - 3:43 PM

Ben Revere is day-to-day with a tweaked rib cage.

Revere was replaced by Michael Taylor in the fourth inning of Monday's opener. Nationals manager Dusty Baker said the rib cage injury is not significant, but these sort of issues can sometimes turn out more serious than initially believed. The Nationals figure to be cautious with the speedy center fielder over the next day or so, and maybe the rest of this week.
Apr 4 - 8:10 PM

Ben Revere exited Monday's season opener against the Braves in the fourth inning for an unspecified reason.

Michael Taylor replaced him in center field. Revere was 0-for-2 with a strikeout before exiting. There was no clear sign of injury, but the Nationals should pass along an update after the game.
Apr 4 - 5:23 PM

Ben Revere sparked the Nationals’ lineup with a triple, double, and two runs scored in Friday’s 4-3 win over the Twins.

Revere has cemented his place as the Nationals’ leadoff hitter by batting .400 (16-for-40) this spring. It’s worth noting that he hasn’t drawn any walks, but that’s just not a big part of his game. He has walked just 4.4 percent of the time during his career. There’s no power here either, but Revere always hits for average and should find himself among the league leaders in steals once again.
Apr 1 - 10:09 PM

Ben Revere hit a two-run homer in the Nationals' 8-4 victory over the Tigers on Saturday.

That's why the Nationals acquired him. Well, not exactly. But it'll do. It's Revere's second career spring training homer. He's hit four in 2,497 at-bats during the regular season.
Mar 5 - 4:02 PM

Nationals and OF Ben Revere avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $6.25 million contract.

MLBTradeRumors.com projected Revere to earn $6.7 million through the arbitration process. The speedy outfielder was acquired via trade from the Blue Jays last week.
Jan 15 - 6:08 PM

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1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Clint Robinson
2B1Daniel Murphy
SS1Danny Espinosa
2Stephen Drew
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
2Matt den Dekker
CF1Ben Revere
2Michael Taylor
RF1Bryce Harper
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S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Gio Gonzalez
4Joe Ross
5Tanner Roark
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PosRoleName
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4Blake Treinen
5Oliver Perez
6Matt Belisle
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Aaron Barrett
9Sammy Solis