Phillies third baseman Michael Young summed up the feeling of the team on the injury to centerfielder Ben Revere.
In the first game of Saturday’s 5-4 loss to the Chicago White Sox in 11 innings, Revere fouled a ball off his right foot and broke it. He remained in the game and then grounded into a game-ending double play.
The Phillies said Revere would be evaluated by a specialist on Monday.
Since May 1, Revere is batting .347 (78 for 225) and has raised his average to .305.
“It’s very tough, especially the way he has been playing over the last couple of months,” Young said after delivering the game-winning single during the Saturday’s nightcap of the day-night doubleheader, a 2-1 win in 13 innings. “He has been everything we hoped he would be when we got him here.”
John Lannan, who allowed just one run over eight innings in the second game, added to Young’s comments.
“Hopefully he can come back as quick as he can and it is nothing surgery has to fix,” Lannan said. “He is one of the hottest players in our lineup.”
This is yet another injury that manager Charlie Manuel will have to deal with.
“He is our hottest hitter and he and Jimmy Rollins are definitely our speed,” Manuel said. “Ben is very important to our lineup and this is a big blow.”