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Revere dropped from Phillies' leadoff spot

PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies manager Charlie Manuel gave center fielder Ben Revere a shot in the leadoff spot, but with the Phillies struggling terribly offensively he made a change before Thursday's game against the Cardinals at Citizens Bank Park.

He returned Jimmy Rollins to the top spot and hit Revere, who is batting .194 with a .194 slugging percentage, seventh.

"I talked to Charlie when I came to the field, and he's like, 'It's something that we're going to try, a little switchup and we'll see how it works,'" Revere said. "He told me, 'I'm not giving up on you, I know you're a good hitter and everything,' it's just that I hit down there before, it's no biggie. I'm struggling a little bit but trying to figure out that swing and figure out these pitchers and I'll be rolling real soon."

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for
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