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Jimmy Rollins not ready to return from groin injury

Sep 6, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

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Jimmy Rollins is eligible to come off the disabled list today, but general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. explained yesterday that the shortstop isn’t ready to return from his groin injury.

“I think it’s going to be a day-to-day thing as to when he’s going to be ready and ready to go, but he’s getting closer,” Amaro told Nate Mink of MLB.com.

Rollins hasn’t played since August 22, but was able to field ground balls and do some running yesterday, suggesting that he’s relatively near a return date despite not being ready after the minimum 15 days away from the lineup. Wilson Valdez has started 10 of the 12 games at shortstop in Rollins’ absence and the Phillies are 8-4 since he was placed on the disabled list.

  1. phrontiersman - Sep 6, 2011 at 10:19 AM

    Considering there’s no need to rush, he can take all the time he needs and hopefully get a week’s worth or so of games before the playoffs. Jimmy at 100% for the postseason is better than Jimmy at 85% for a couple extra regular season games at this point.

    • pwolfe00 - Sep 6, 2011 at 4:17 PM

      I agree that they shouldn’t bring Jimmy back unless he’s 100%. However, the season is quickly winding down, and we need to get Jimmy back – and warmed up – before it’s too late. Let’s not wait a moment more than we have to guys…

  2. macjacmccoy - Sep 8, 2011 at 1:22 AM

    Yea they have been 8-4 without him but the funny thing is (atleast to Philly Fans) that actually means they’ve been playing worse.

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