Phillies Shortstop Jimmy Rollins Says He Is Out Till September With Injury

Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins said he will be out until September with a strained groin muscle.

Rollins, the 2007 National League Most Valuable Player, left yesterday’s game in Washington after the third inning. After an MRI exam today, Rollins said on his Twitter page that he had a “mild Grade 2 strain” and would be “gone till September.”

The Phillies said on their website that they had placed Rollins on the 15-day disabled list and reinstated third baseman Placido Polanco to fill his spot on the roster.

Rollins missed 74 games last Major League Baseball season with a strained calf muscle. He had missed just four games this season with the Phillies, who lead the NL East with an 81-44 record heading into a three-game series with the New York Mets, beginning tonight in Philadelphia.

Rollins, 32, leads all Phillies with 28 stolen bases this season, while batting .268 with 14 home runs and 58 runs batted in.

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