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Jimmy Rollins returns, but Carlos Ruiz replaces him on DL

Jun 22, 2010, 3:45 PM EST

Jimmy Rollins’ second month-long disabled list stint of the season is over, with the All-Star shortstop returning after being out since May 21 with the same calf injury that knocked him out for nearly five weeks earlier this year.
In the 12 games he’s been healthy enough to play this season Rollins hit .341 with seven extra-base hits and a 1.096 OPS, but fill-ins Juan Castro and Wilson Valdez combined to hit just .241 with a .260 on-base percentage, .335 slugging percentage, and 34/5 K/BB ratio starting at shortstop in his absence.
Thanks in part to that big dropoff in production the Phillies have gone just 26-29 without Rollins in the lineup, so getting him back and actually keeping him healthy this time will be crucial as they try to keep pace with the Braves and Mets in the NL East.
Unfortunately for the Phillies they won’t be at full strength even with Rollins’ return, because Carlos Ruiz was placed on the disabled list with concussion-like symptoms due to being struck on the head by a broken bat Friday. Among catchers who’ve played at least 50 games this season Ruiz ranks second to only Geovany Soto with a .398 on-base percentage. Brian Schneider will get most of the starts behind the plate while he’s on the shelf.

  1. Jonny5 - Jun 22, 2010 at 4:33 PM

    Actually the bat slipped out of the batters hand on his backswing and it popped Ruiz good, right in the melon. Hope Rollins has a good night.

  2. G2 - Jun 22, 2010 at 6:49 PM

    no. the bat broke. I thought this would be a bigger deal made of it with all the brouhaha over the crappy bats

  3. Jonny5 - Jun 23, 2010 at 8:50 AM

    Most news outlets have it wrong. I saw it. He was hit on the back swing. Murph saw it. It slipped out of his hand on the backswing and hit Ruiz and the plate Ump. http://twitter.com/HighCheese/status/16523084889

  4. Grand Slam Single - Jun 23, 2010 at 11:31 AM

    The bat broke.You can see what’s left of the handle on the ground at the 24 sec mark, and the bat breaking during the slo-mo replay.

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