Phillies Notes: Revere sits with sore rib

Posted: April 13, 2014

A sore rib kept centerfielder Ben Revere out of the starting lineup for the first time this season, when the Phillies played the Miami Marlins on Friday night at Citizens Bank Park.

Revere, who said he hurt the rib making one of two diving catches Wednesday against the Milwaukee Brewers, was replaced by Tony Gwynn Jr.

"I got a little sore rib right now, but it is really nothing serious," Revere said before the game. "I want to take a precaution, but I will be fine."

Revere pinch-hit in the seventh inning and grounded out to short.

Galvis back

As expected, infielder/outfielder Freddy Galvis was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list and infielder/outfielder Cesar Hernandez was optioned to Reading.

Galvis was sidelined at the end of spring training by a MRSA infection. In three games for single-A Clearwater, he was 2 for 12 (.167).

The Phillies sent Hernandez to double-A Reading so he can get more experience at third base and shortstop to make him more versatile. He has played primarily second base. At triple-A Lehigh Valley, top prospect Maikel Franco is at third base.

"We would like him to play maybe four times at third base in a week, two times at short, and once at second base," Sandberg said. "Reading is the place he will be able to do that."

Adams eyes return

Righthander Mike Adams, who had shoulder surgery July 3, hopes to return to the Phillies on Monday. He will pitch one inning of relief for Lehigh Valley on Saturday.

Saturday "is the final checkpoint, and hopefully I will be back with the team," Adams said.

The reliever admitted that he isn't throwing as hard as he did a few years ago, and his velocity is about 89-to-90 m.p.h.

"The velocity is not where it used to be," said Adams, who made three appearances covering 22/3 innings with Clearwater. "I want to keep the ball down and locate, and I will be all right."

Rosin returns

Righthander Seth Rosin, who was the winning pitcher in the Texas Rangers' 4-3 victory over the Phillies on April 2, is back with the Phillies after clearing waivers.

Rosin was selected from the Phillies in the Rule 5 draft by the Mets in December. He was then traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers and later claimed by Texas.

As a Rule 5 player, Rosin had to be offered back to the Phillies after he was designated for assignment. Rosin, 25, will pitch for Lehigh Valley. He was 9-6 with a 4.33 ERA in 26 appearances, including 23 starts for Reading last year.

No pitch limit

Sandberg said Jonathan Pettibone will not have any pitch limits when he makes his first start on Saturday against the Marlins.

In spring training, Pettibone was bothered by right-shoulder soreness, the same injury that sidelined him the final two months of last season.

He last pitched April 6 for Lehigh Valley at Pawtucket, throwing 86 pitches and allowing four hits and three earned runs in five innings.

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