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Jimmy Rollins remains out of the Phillies’ lineup after “miscommunication”

Apr 4, 2014, 11:45 AM EDT

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Jimmy Rollins was initially back in the Phillies’ lineup for today’s game after leaving the team for the birth of his child, but manager Ryne Sandberg just posted a new lineup with Jayson Nix starting in his place at shortstop.

Jim Salisbury of reports that Rollins is not yet back with the team, so they’ll play at least one more game short-handed. He wasn’t officially placed on the paternity leave list, so no replacement player was added to the roster in his absence.

Sandberg told reporters that there was a “miscommunication” in which he thought Rollins would be back in time for today’s game, but instead the shortstop will be getting back in town tonight.

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  1. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Apr 4, 2014 at 11:59 AM

    Seems to be a running theme between those two…

  2. scoutsaysweitersisabust - Apr 4, 2014 at 12:04 PM

    Sandberg assumed Rollins would be a better teammate and force his wife to have a C-Section a week ago so that he would be there for today’s super important baseball that that could have fed the poor, cured disease, and brought peace to the middle east. Also, Rollins was talking about taking more walks, because he’s a commy fascist.

  3. xpensivewinos - Apr 4, 2014 at 12:24 PM

    I just want to know what Boomer Esiason has to say about this……..

  4. chc4 - Apr 4, 2014 at 12:57 PM

    Rollins is a malcontent.

    • sportsfan18 - Apr 4, 2014 at 6:44 PM

      Yes he is. So is the Reds 2nd baseman Brandon Phillips.

      Both of these guys have done some things in their careers, I give credit where it is due.

      But, each of these players think much more highly of themselves as players than what their play warrants, especially now that each of them have gotten a bit older.

  5. historiophiliac - Apr 4, 2014 at 1:18 PM

    Nixed for Nix!

  6. michaellink295 - Apr 4, 2014 at 1:36 PM

    And media over-zealous coverage of a “strained relationship between manager/player” in 5, 4, 3…

  7. xmatt0926x - Apr 4, 2014 at 2:03 PM

    This “story” was really worthy of a HarballTalk post? Slow day so far?

    • historiophiliac - Apr 4, 2014 at 2:21 PM

      There was a post about a tornado near a minor league park and one on a guy who maybe-kinda-sorta needs Tommy John surgery earlier. Just saying.

  8. clydeserra - Apr 4, 2014 at 2:36 PM

    Sandburg doesn’t seem to get the diplomacy aspect of managing, does he?

  9. jrclark1978 - Apr 4, 2014 at 3:27 PM

    If love to see Rollins’ paternity leave extended through the end of 2014.

  10. campcouch - Apr 5, 2014 at 3:05 AM

    Rollins must have cost Sandberg some money. If he’s the Skipper,and the franchise wants him,then trade Rollins if he’s such a pain. Philly has Rollins drama,Dodgers have Puig drama,Jays have Reyes drama…2014 Real Baseball Husbands on NBC.

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