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Jimmy Rollins avoids disabled list, rejoins Phillies’ lineup

Jun 9, 2011, 4:30 PM EST

Jimmy Rollins

Jimmy Rollins was apparently right about not needing a stint on the disabled list for his knee injury, because the Phillies’ shortstop is back in the lineup for tonight’s game against the Cubs.

Rollins was out of the starting lineup for the previous four games after an MRI revealed what the Phillies called a “deep bone bruise.”

General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. indicated that the DL would be needed if he didn’t show improvement, but Rollins was pretty adamant about not needing 15 days off, saying: “If I was going on the DL it would purely be because they just made a bad decision.”

  1. halladaysbicepts - Jun 9, 2011 at 4:37 PM

    This is good news. Hopefully, Jimmy can get his bat going. We need it.

    After the Phillies aquire Albert Pujols, here’s my lineup.

    1.Shane Victorino, CF
    2.Placido Polanco, 2B
    3.Chase Utley, LF
    4. Albert Pujols, 3B
    5. Ryan Howard, 1B
    6. Jimmy Rollins, SS
    7. Domonic Brown, RF
    8. Carlos Ruiz, C
    9. Pitcher

    • drmonkeyarmy - Jun 9, 2011 at 4:47 PM

      Out of curiosity, who do you have going to the Cardinals?

      • Jonny 5 - Jun 9, 2011 at 4:49 PM

        Umm, that was bicepts doing his “crazy” routine… That silly man. Of course Pujols is never going to be a Phillie. Only crazy people would think think that.

      • halladaysbicepts - Jun 9, 2011 at 4:53 PM

        Jonathan Singleton (future Cards starting first basement), Vance Worley, and Jared Cosart. The Phils can actually do this.

      • halladaysbicepts - Jun 9, 2011 at 4:56 PM

        Jonny 5,

        I’m predicting it right now. Albert Pujols WILL be a Phillie by July 31. The Cards will realize that they cannot sign him and go youth movement. They will need a 1st baseman to replace him with. Jonathan Singlton. And we also give them hot prospect Jared Cosart and throw in Vance Worley. Match made in heaven.

    • cktai - Jun 10, 2011 at 1:36 AM

      Utley is one of the best fielding second basemen in the league. Why would you ever want to move him? Have Howard play leftfield if you must live your fantasy.

  2. Utley's Hair - Jun 9, 2011 at 4:38 PM

    We’ll see who was right after tonight and the next couple days.

    But, Rube, is there any way you could give me the 15 days off JRoll didn’t want? I could really use it. :)

  3. Jonny 5 - Jun 9, 2011 at 4:40 PM

    The Kendrickorn will now dazzle us with his ability to get outs where no mere mortals could. 20 ground outs? The Kendrickorn scoffs at these things called “strike outs”, Only mortal men with yellow bellies use this in pitching. He is the only player alive who is man enough to get everyone to ground out. .92 K/ walk ratio and his ERA is still under 4. Amazing. I am in awe of the Kendrickorn.

    • halladaysbicepts - Jun 9, 2011 at 4:46 PM

      If he can keep that sorry excuse of a sinker down and give us his usual 5 innings, we’ll be OK.

  4. royalsfaninfargo - Jun 9, 2011 at 4:57 PM

    I understand Rollins wanting to play. I admire that, but he hasnt been hitting and the Phils have the best record in the league. Maybe sitting him down for a little break would help him out.

    • halladaysbicepts - Jun 9, 2011 at 4:59 PM

      Rollins is playing for a contract. If he can, he will play. If he wants any type of decent contract, he realizes that he needs to put up some numbers.

    • drmonkeyarmy - Jun 9, 2011 at 5:03 PM

      Maybe that would make sense if there was a decent offensive replacement for him. Valdez is a great fielder but he can’t hit. He looks utterly confused at the plate.

    • bleedgreen - Jun 9, 2011 at 7:59 PM

      You say that and then he goes for a 3 run homer to put the Phils up.

      • Utley's Hair - Jun 9, 2011 at 8:30 PM

        That’s just Rollins’ way of avoiding testing the knee—to which I say keep it up, but Chuck, move him down in the lineup.

  5. mercyflush - Jun 9, 2011 at 5:01 PM

    This is an important game for the Phillies tonight, what with KK on the mound (or as I like to call him, BB BB).

    You don’t know what you’re getting out of Oswalt at this point, so if they are going to take 3 out of the 4 games, they need to win tonight (and then have Doc and Lee do their thing).

    And the need to take 3 of 4. Enough pussy footing around with the mediocre teams.

    • halladaysbicepts - Jun 9, 2011 at 5:03 PM

      Agreed. We need to steamroll these punk Cubs, led by their gutless leader, Carlos Zambrano.

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