Revere dealing with mild right hamstring soreness

Revere dealing with mild right hamstring soreness

ATLANTA -- Ben Revere has been one of the hottest hitters in baseball since the middle of May.

He entered Sunday's series finale against the Braves at Turner Field hitting .333 (56-for-168) with five doubles, three triples, one home run, 10 RBIs, 13 stolen bases and a .784 OPS in 43 games since May 16. He is eighth in baseball in batting average and 11th in hits in that span. Yet Revere has not started in eight of the Phillies' last 10 games.

Revere said Sunday morning he has been battling "mild" right hamstring soreness, although he pinch-hit Thursday and played left field as a defensive replacement Friday.

"Just a little thing," Revere said. "Give it a couple days to heal. Get back in there [this week] in L.A."

It is worth noting the Phillies have been trying to trade Revere for weeks, so his status with the team is worth watching. They had been close to a trade with the Angels, but it never materialized. The Boston Globe said the Angels pulled out after agreeing to send them pitcher Trevor Gott.

Williams ships out

Right-hander Jerome Williams packed his bags for Double-A Reading, where he will begin a rehab assignment. Williams has been on the disabled list since June 17 with a strained left hamstring. He expects to make two rehab starts before the end of the All-Star break next week. He could rejoin the Phillies' rotation shortly after that.

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his Phillies blog The Zo Zone, follow him on Twitter and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.