Revere to have surgery today on aching left knee

  • Updated: September 29, 2011 - 11:34 PM

The Twins outfielder, in recent weeks, has been seen with ice on his left knee after games.

hide

Twins outfielder Ben Revere

Photo: Renee Jones Schneider, Star Tribune

CameraStar Tribune photo galleries

Cameraview larger

Twins outfielder Ben Revere, in recent weeks, has been seen with ice on his left knee after games. When asked about it in early September, he said his knee wasn't giving him much trouble and that he would play through it.

It turned out to be enough of a problem that Revere will have surgery Friday in the Twin Cities. Revere announced the surgery Thursday afternoon through his Twitter account.

"Gonna need knee surgery Tom morning,'' he wrote, "so I'll be in MN for a couple of days more if anyone wants to come take care of me I'll appreciate it.''

Revere received extended playing time this season because of injuries, appearing in 117 games. Only Danny Valencia and Michael Cuddyer appeared in more games. Revere batted .267 with 30 RBI and 34 stolen bases, setting a Twins rookie record for steals.

Despite the sore knee, Revere was a regular in the lineup during the final weeks of the season and made several excellent catches in the outfield. He has put himself in the mix to be part of the Twins 2012 outfield, but the coaching staff wants him to improve his plate discipline and learn how to bunt better.

Twins righthander Nick Blackburn also is having surgery Sunday, to relieve pressure on a nerve in his right forearm muscle. Blackburn said he's prepared for the surgery by watching video of the surgery on YouTube.

LA VELLE E. NEAL III

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions

ADVERTISEMENT

Toronto - LP: A. Loup 4 FINAL
Cleveland - WP: J. Outman 6
LA Angels - LP: H. Santiago 1 FINAL
Detroit - WP: R. Porcello 2
Atlanta - LP: G. Schlosser 3 FINAL
NY Mets - WP: J. Valverde 4
Seattle - LP: T. Wilhelmsen 2 FINAL
Miami - WP: M. Dunn 3
St. Louis - LP: S. Maness 2 FINAL
Washington - WP: R. Soriano 3
Milwaukee - WP: Z. Duke 3 FINAL
Pittsburgh - LP: J. Gomez 2
NY Yankees - WP: P. Claiborne 5 FINAL
Tampa Bay - LP: H. Bell 1
Minnesota - WP: P. Hughes 8 FINAL
Kansas City - LP: Y. Ventura 3
Cincinnati - WP: H. Bailey 8 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - LP: C. Villanueva 2
Chicago WSox - WP: E. Johnson 16 FINAL
Texas - LP: R. Ross Jr. 2
Houston - LP: B. Peacock 1 FINAL
Oakland - WP: J. Chavez 4
Philadelphia - WP: J. Diekman 10 FINAL
Colorado - LP: M. Belisle 9
San Francisco - WP: T. Lincecum 4 FINAL
San Diego - LP: R. Erlin 3
Arizona - LP: J. Collmenter 1 FINAL
Los Angeles - WP: J. Wright 4
Baltimore - LP: B. Matusz 5 FINAL
Boston - WP: E. Mujica 6
Dallas 85 FINAL
San Antonio 90
Charlotte 88 FINAL
Miami 99
Washington 102 FINAL
Chicago 93
Portland 122 FINAL
Houston 120
Philadelphia 4 FINAL
NY Rangers 2
Detroit 1 FINAL
Boston 4
Tampa Bay 2 FINAL
Montreal 3
Los Angeles 2 FINAL
San Jose 7
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: How much optimism do you have in the Twins today?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close