Ben Revere has a skill set from another era, and continues to be a player who provides more value in fantasy than in real life. His lack of walks and poor defense left him as a replacement-level player according to fWAR, but AL-only owners were happy with 21 stolen bases (tied for 24th in the league) from a part-time player, as well as his respectable .275 batting average. Revere's value going forward depends on his ability to latch on with a team that's willing to give him significant playing time. He stole a base once every 14.7 plate appearances last season, not far off from the rate of one steal per 12.8 plate appearances he posted in 2014, when he swiped 49 bags. If given the opportunity, Revere has the chance to provide top-10 stolen base numbers, but teams are becoming increasingly unwilling to give playing time to a defensive liability with an empty batting average.
Revere signed a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training, Jon Heyman of FanRagSports.com reports. Revere put together a solid rebound season with the Angels last year, posting a .275/.308/.344 slash line in 308 plate appearances, but most importantly went 21-for-27 in stolen base attempts. Stolen bases are likely to be the only statistic of potential fantasy relevance for the 29-year-old, but the Reds outfield depth doesn't look to provide a clear path for at-bats.
Revere went 2-for-5 with a double and three RBI in Sunday's 7-5 loss to Houston. Revere's bases-clearing double in the fifth inning gave him his first multi-RBI performance of the year. The leadoff man's value is tied primarily to speed rather than power, as he's topped 20 stolen bases in six of the past seven seasons. It was Revere's first action since suffering a knee contusion Tuesday, so he should be good to serve his usual fourth outfielder role moving forward.
Revere (knee) is starting in left field and batting leadoff during Sunday's game against the Astros, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. Revere suffered a knee contusion during Tuesday's game after fouling a ball of his knee. After four days off to recover, the speedy left fielder will be inserted into the starting lineup Sunday in replacement of Cameron Maybin. Revere was hitting .306 in August prior to his knee injury.
Revere was diagnosed with a left knee contusion, Maria Guardado of MLB.com reports. Revere fouled a ball off his knee Tuesday and indeed his departure later in the game was a direct result. It sounds like the Angels are confident Revere escaped with just a bruise, but it's possible they will give him a day or two off his feet to be safe. Revere has stolen 11 bases already since the All-Star break, exceeding his total from the first half.
Revere was removed from Tuesday's game against the Rangers in the sixth inning, Maria Guardado of MLB.com reports. Revere drew the start in left field in place of Cameron Maybin, but was removed from the game in the sixth inning after going 1-for-3 with a stolen base in his first three plate appearances. The speedy outfielder fouled a ball off his knee earlier in the game, so that may have been the reason for his early departure.