Jimmy Rollins could be back from DL next week

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jimmy rollins headshot phillies.jpgAccording to Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Phillies assistant general manager Scott Proefrock said that Jimmy Rollins should be activated from the disabled list during the team’s next homestand, which begins next Monday against the Pirates.

Rollins has been on the disabled list since April 14 due to a right calf strain. He began his rehab at extended spring training in Clearwater, Fla. on Sunday. According to Martin Frank of the News Journal, Proefrock said he didn’t know whether Rollins would soon go out on a minor league rehab assignment or remain in Clearwater until he’s ready.

Rollins was 9-for-23 (.391) with one home run, three RBI and eight runs scored before going on the disabled list.
 

Danny Farquhar taken to hospital after fainting in dugout

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White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar passed out in the dugout after completing his outing against the Astros on Friday evening. The cause of the incident has yet to be determined, but Farquhar was supervised by the club’s medical personnel and EMTs and regained consciousness before being taken to Rush University Medical Center for further treatment and testing. A diagnosis has not been announced by the team.

Farquhar pitched 2/3 of an inning in relief during Friday’s 10-0 loss to Houston. He was brought in to relieve James Shields in the top of the sixth inning and was immediately bested by George Springer, who belted a ground-rule double down the right field line and scored Brian McCann and Derek Fisher for the Astros’ sixth and seventh runs of the night. He recovered to strike out Jose Altuve, but was again punished with a two-run homer from Carlos Correa (his first of two), and induced a fly out to end the inning.

The 31-year-old righty pitched just 7 1/3 innings with the club prior to Friday’s performance, issuing four hits, three runs, two homers and eight strikeouts in seven appearances.