Jimmy Rollins avoids disabled list, rejoins Phillies’ lineup

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Jimmy Rollins was apparently right about not needing a stint on the disabled list for his knee injury, because the Phillies’ shortstop is back in the lineup for tonight’s game against the Cubs.

Rollins was out of the starting lineup for the previous four games after an MRI revealed what the Phillies called a “deep bone bruise.”

General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. indicated that the DL would be needed if he didn’t show improvement, but Rollins was pretty adamant about not needing 15 days off, saying: “If I was going on the DL it would purely be because they just made a bad decision.”

Video: Troy Tulowitzki plays along with a photographer who thought he was a pitcher

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Thursday marked photo day for the Blue Jays. There are always some oddities, usually when the players create fun for themselves. This time, the fun happened when a photographer mistook shortstop Troy Tulowitzki for a pitcher. Tulowitzki rolled with it and followed the photographer’s instructions to pose like a pitcher.

Hazel Mae has the hilarious video:

Hitters, of course, typically pose with a bat over their shoulder. Pitchers typically have their hand in their glove, sometimes leaning forward as if receiving the signs from their catcher.

Tulowitzki has exclusively played shortstop during his 12-year career in the majors, but perhaps one day he’ll step on the mound and be able to call himself a pitcher.