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Rollins may not be 100 percent for playoffs

Posted on: September 21, 2010 9:38 pm
 
Jimmy Rollins The focus has been on Josh Hamilton's absence from the lineup, but the Phillies have their own questions when it comes to injured starters returning in time for the postseason.

Jimmy Rollins has been out since September 8 with a strained right hamstring and still has not returned to the lineup -- and there's just 11 games to go, counting Tuesday's game.

Rollins is currently hitting from both sides of the plate and taking fielding practice, but has not elevated to sprinting yet. He made a crack that he wouldn't have bothered to go after "Red Man," the fan that ran on the field in Monday's game that Matt Diaz took out with a hit to the knee.

However, GM Ruben Amaro said he believed Rollins would be ready to play in the NLDS -- but how effective would he be?

"As far as him being 100 percent, I'm not sure yet," Amaro said. "Every day is kind of different."

The Phillies are currently making do with defensive whiz Wilson Valdez, who is a zero with the bat.

 -- Evan Brunell

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