Phillies new left fielder Ben Revere flashed some leather in Sunday afternoon’s Grapefruit League match-up with the Tigers, robbing Rajai Davis of a solo home run in the top of the third inning. Starter Aaron Harang hung a breaking ball, which Davis nearly took advantage of if not for Revere leaping up and snagging the ball before it could go over the fence.
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Per MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki, Revere had said jokingly to Davis that he’d play lighter defense for him. Davis said, “Take it easy. I need some hits,” to which Revere replied, “I got you, man. But just drop a bomb. Don’t make me run.”
As Zolecki recounts, as Revere was jogging off of the field after the catch, he met up with Davis near third base. Davis said, “What did we just talk about?” Revere said, “My bad. I’m sorry, dude.”