In last night’s Phillies loss to the Nationals, shortstop Jimmy Rollins was lifted from the game early after an injury. I tweeted a photo collage of J-Roll from the 2nd inning where he did a 360 move from catch to throw on a grounder, after which he was seen grimacing in pain.
It turns out the initial injury occurred as he ran to first base in the 1st inning. Rollins tweeted me back with this information:
And then shortly after, he received the results of his MRI which led to these tweets:
So Rollins is on the DL with a grade 2 groin strain. This is sad news :O( Rollins has been having a very good year so to see him shut-down now is disappointing.
Placido Polanco is expected to come off the DL today, so the two players will most likely be swapping spots with no additional roster moves.
This also means continued playing time for both Wilson Valdez and Michael Martinez, who have done a fantastic job filling in at third base.
I wish J-Roll all the best in his recovery; hopefully, he will be back very soon!
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