Mental, physical break extends for Ben Revere

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NEW YORK — Ask Charlie Manuel and he will say the timing of Ben Revere's injury — soreness in his left quad — was not the worst.

"I hope it helps him, yes," Manuel said. "I think this is not hurting him as far as mental. I think he definitely needed a blow."

Revere had a .472 OPS, which ranked seventh-worst in all of baseball entering Friday. He has not drawn a walk in his last 43 plate appearances. His batting average dipped to .207.

The centerfielder sat Friday for the second straight game. He could miss more time, too. Manuel said he does not view it as a situation that could require disabled-list time.

"We'll just see how it feels [Saturday]," Revere said.

Revere said the injury has bothered him since spring training, which was news to the team. He started the first 22 games of the season.

"It will help me clear my mind, get back on my feet again and look at some film," Revere said. "Hopefully I’ll get this quad out of my mind and focus in, then I'll really be good to go."

EXTRA BASES. Mike Adams' availability was in question because of an apparent hip injury. The Phillies plan to limit their use of Adams, who is months removed from surgery to remove a rib that cause thoracic outlet syndrome. ... In lieu of a traditional bench coach, Ryne Sandberg will manage from the third-base coach's box when Manuel is ejected, as he was Thursday. ... New York will start righty Shaun Marcum (shoulder) on Saturday for his season debut.

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