MRI reveals mild strain for Rollins

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An MRI has revealed that Jimmy Rollins has a mild hamstring strain. (Yong Kim / Staff Photographer)

An MRI on Jimmy Rollins' sore right hamstring revealed a mild strain, the Phillies said.

A timetable for his return is still unclear. Rollins, who suffered the injury while running out a double in the third inning of a 10-6 win over the Marlins on Wednesday, was scheduled to fly to Florida tonight and re-join the team tomorrow.

Manager Charlie Manuel said the switch-hitting short stop will likely be available to pinch-hit from the left side of the plate, since the hamstring would be on his front leg in that situation.

Beyond that, though, Manuel would not estimate when Rollins will be back to full health, other than to say it likely would not be during this three-game series against the Marlins. The 31-year-old missed about two months with a calf strain earlier in the season, and later battled a bruised foot. In 82 games, he is hitting what would be a career-low .245, although he was 5-for-9 in the three games before his injury (all of which he spent batting outside of his usual spot atop the order).

"It’s going to be day-to-day according to what they say,” Manuel said.

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