Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Jimmy Rollins lands on 15-day DL

Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins got off to a bad start in 2009 hitting .207, .238 and .167 in April, May and June, respectively.

His start in 2010 was different.

Through the first seven games, Rollins was hitting .391 and scored eight runs. He also hit one home run and stole two bases.

That said, Rollins, who suffered a calf strain during warmups on Monday, was placed on the 15-day disabled list today, retroactive to Tuesday.

It’s unfortunate,” Rollins said before Wednesday night’s game against Washington, per the Associated Press. “From Monday to today, it’s much better. I thought it was torn.”

Juan Castro will replace him at shortstop and Shane Victorino will leadoff while Rollins is out.