Jimmy Rollins Hits DL; Phillies Activate Placido Polanco

The Philadelphia Phillies have placed Jimmy Rollins on the disabled list with a strained right groin.  In a corresponding roster move the club has activated third baseman Placido Polanco.

Rollins announced his own injury news today via Twitter.  The shortstop tweeted that he is dealing with a Grade 2 strain and will likely be out until September.

The injury was sustained during Philadelphia’s game last night against the Washington Nationals.  It wasn’t clear when Rollins tweaked his groin, but it’s believed to have occurred in the second inning of Sunday’s contest.

Rollins ranged to his left to field a sharp grounder up the middle and made a spinning throw to get the runner at first.  After the play, Rollins was seen grimacing as he returned to short.

On the year Rollins has hit at a clip of .268/.342/.402 with 14 home runs and 58 RBI’s.  Philadelphia will likely use Wilson Valdez at short in Rollins’ absence.

Polanco has been out since early August dealing with a sports hernia.  He elected not to undergo surgery to repair the injury because it would have in effect ended his season.  Instead the third baseman will continue to play through the pain.

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