Revere out six to eight weeks with ankle injury
Amaro set to search trade market while center fielder recovers from surgery
PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies center fielder Ben Revere said Sunday he could miss six to eight weeks because of a broken right ankle.
His timetable held true, as the Phillies announced Monday morning he will have surgery on the ankle Tuesday at the Rothman Institute. They estimated his recovery to be six to eight weeks, which means he could be back anywhere between late August and mid-September.
Revere fouled a pitch off the ankle in the 11th inning of Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the White Sox.
"It's one of those deals," Revere said Sunday. "It's part of the game. I've probably hit a couple balls on the same spot a couple times and really nothing happened, except a bruise. But it was good the next day. But this was finally the one that cracked it."
General manager Ruben Amaro, Jr., said Sunday the Phillies will look to acquire a center fielder before the July 31 Trade Deadline to replace Revere while he is out.
Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.