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Jimmy Rollins paternity leave expected to run through tomorrow

The Phillies are without Jimmy Rollins tonight and Charlie Manuel expects to be without his starting short stop on Wednesday too as he spends time with his wife, Johari, and newborn daughter.

Jimmy Rollins paternity leave expected to run through tomorrow

Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins is out of the lineup to spend time with his wife and newborn daughter (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer).
Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins is out of the lineup to spend time with his wife and newborn daughter (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer).

The Phillies are without Jimmy Rollins tonight and Charlie Manuel expects to be without his starting short stop on Wednesday too as he spends time with his wife, Johari, and newborn daughter. 

Major League Baseball's collective bargaining agreement allows a player to take 72 hours paternity leave for the birth of a child.

Rookie Freddy Galvis is started at shortstop last night and is in the lineup at the position against tonight. 

Among the major leaguers who have missed games on the paternity list this season are Toronto reliever Sergio Santos, Astros infielder Marwin Gonzalez, Orioles infielder Robert Andino, Twins outfielder Josh Willingham, San Diego's Ernesto Frieri, and Brewers short stop Alex Gonzalez. 


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