Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:54:10 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Grady Sizemore will play five days a week in center and left field, according to manager Ryne Sandberg.
Fantasy Tip: Sizemore's guaranteed playing time makes him worth considering for outfield depth in deep mixed leagues. It also hurts Ben Revere and most likely Domonic Brown.
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:10:59 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Grady Sizemore is playing center field and leading off Friday, July 11.
Fantasy Tip: Ben Revere is dealing with an ankle injury, which explains the move. Sizemore could see semi-regular playing time, but he's unlikely to suddenly become an everyday player unless a trade or serious injury opens up a spot in the outfield.
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:00:16 -0700
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Phillies OF Ben Revere (ankle) entered the game as a pinch-runner Thursday, July 10. Revere was not in the team's starting lineup Thursday, because his right ankle was sore.
Fantasy Tip: Clearly, the Phillies are being cautious with Revere, and the injury isn't too serious. The All-Star break should provide additional opportunity for rest. Revere is an excellent source of runs, stolen bases and batting average.
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:05:21 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Ben Revere (ankle) is dealing with a sore right ankle and is not in the starting lineup Thursday, July 10. It's the same ankle that he had problems with last year, and the two screws in his ankle is what is causing the soreness.
Fantasy Tip: Take Revere out of your daily lineups. It's a bit worrisome that his surgically repaired ankle is giving him fits again. Revere could take a few days off as the All-Star break approaches.
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 19:48:06 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Ben Revere (knee) was not in the starting lineup Friday, June 20, for the fourth consecutive game because of swelling in his knee. Manager Ryne Sandberg said the swelling is going down, but Revere does not have full range of motion in the knee.
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 20:03:04 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Ben Revere (knee) did not start Wednesday, June 18, against the Atlanta Braves due to a sore left knee, but he had a pinch-hit groundout in the eighth inning. His status for Thursday, June 19, will not be known until closer to game time.
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:45:57 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Ben Revere (knee) did not start Wednesday, June 18, but pinch hit in the eighth inning and grounded out.
Sun, 25 May 2014 07:18:47 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Ben Revere led off Saturday, May 24, for the first time in 10 days and went 4-for-4 with three runs scored.
Thu, 22 May 2014 19:31:30 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Ben Revere was in the starting lineup Thursday, May 22, for the first time since Wednesday, May 14.
Wed, 21 May 2014 16:08:35 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Ben Revere is sitting the bench for the fifth straight game Wednesday, May 21, as his .581 OPS ranks him 165th out of 174 qualified hitters in the majors. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said the team isn't considering sending Revere down to the minors.
Fantasy Tip: Revere will do his owners no good if he's not getting on base to utilize his speed, and if he's not playing, he can't get on base. He's not worth holding right now in shallow mixed leagues.