Bad Finger Keeps Revere Out Of Lineup

Russell Martin, Ben RevereBen Revere jammed his right ring finger stealing a base early in last night’s loss to the Indians at Progressive Field.

The injury pushed John Mayberry Jr. into the lineup tonight against Miami at Citizens Bank Park.

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

Revere had his right ring and middle fingers wrapped before batting practice. He said the finger is swollen, but 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.”

1 Comment

His bad play should keep him on the bench. I hope the finger never gets better.

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