- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Center fielder Ben Revere said he feels “no pain” at this point of his recovery from a right oblique strain. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to April 5) on April 6.

“Working out, trying to get back on the field,” Revere said. “Guess I’ll know [Wednesday] what they have planned for me. My best guess, hopefully, get some quick games in somewhere and meet [the Nationals] on the road trip. We’ll see what they want me to do.”

Revere took batting practice on the field and ran the bases Tuesday. Throwing, he’s right-handed, will be the last part of his recovery process.

“[Need] to get my body remembering what is was feeling like coming out of spring,” Revere said.

Revere was acquired in an offseason trade for reliever Drew Storen. He made it through spring training without a problem, but felt a pain in his side following the season opener.

In his place, Michael A. Taylor has struggled as the Nationals’ leadoff hitter. Taylor came into Tuesday’s game hitting .185. He’s struck out 23 times in 69 plate appearances. One specific thing Taylor wanted to change this season after his rookie season was to cut down on his strikeouts.

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