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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Phillies Injury Update: Jimmy Rollins unlikely to play again in 2014

By on 9/25/2014 06:00:00 AM

The Philadelphia Phillies entered the final five games of the season with a record of 71-86, last in the National League East. Injuries, age and overall poor play have contributed to the Phillies demise over the past few seasons. With nothing to left to play for, the Phillies have decided that shortstop Jimmy Rollins is likely done for the season with a hamstring injury.

As reported by Matt Gelb of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Rollins has missed the last 15 games with a strained hamstring. He took his usual spot at shortstop during batting practice, but it appears he will not be on the field for a game the rest of the season.

At the age of 35, Rollins is still one of the top-third offensive shortstops and his position and an excellent defensive shortstop. He's set to earn $11 million next year in the final season of his contract.  Manager Ryne Sandberg doesn't see any point pushing Rollins the final few games of the season, opting to get him back completely healthy for 2015.

Rollins, in his 15th Major League season, is batting .243 with 17 home runs and 55 RBI this season. The Phillies' all time hits leader, MVP, three-time All Star and four-time Gold Glove Award winner has a career average of .267 with 216 home runs, 887 RBI and 453 stolen bases.

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