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Jimmy Rollins did not have minor wrist surgery last week

Dec 12, 2011, 11:19 AM EST

Gary Cederstrom, Jimmy Rollins

Over the weekend there were several reports that Jimmy Rollins underwent minor surgery to remove a ganglion cyst from his left wrist, but this morning Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer clarified the situation via Twitter, writing:

For those wondering, it was erroneously reported in two media outlets that Jimmy Rollins had minor wrist surgery. He did not.

I’m not entirely sure where the mix-up stems from, but Rollins did undergo minor wrist surgery last offseason. Almost a year ago to the day of the incorrect reports this time around, in fact, so that probably explains the glitch and why, for instance, MLB.com basically scrubbed all evidence of the recent version that went out.

Most of his expected free agent options have dried up, with the Brewers signing Alex Gonzalez and the Cardinals re-signing Rafael Furcal, so at this point just about everyone seems to think Rollins returning to Philadelphia is all but given. And his odds of getting the five-year contract he wants, which were slim to begin with, are probably non-existent.

UPDATE: Rollins took to Twitter to clear things up.

  1. hank10 - Dec 12, 2011 at 11:47 AM

    Perhaps it stems from how people use/interpret the meaning of ‘last’ as it pertains to dates and time? When someone says ‘last November’ there are folks who think it was this past November.

  2. phillyphreak - Dec 12, 2011 at 12:06 PM

    I think those folks should think it was this past November

    last1    [last, lahst] Show IPA
    adjective a superl. of late with later as compar.
    1.
    occurring or coming after all others, as in time, order, or place: the last line on a page.
    2.
    most recent; next before the present; latest: last week; last Friday.

    Besides, why report a minor wrist surgery a year later? Oh well. Stupid words.

  3. mojosmagic - Dec 12, 2011 at 12:14 PM

    Because most writters are beyond clueless save for a few quality guys like Ken Rosenthal who actually work hard at their craft.

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