Jimmy Rollins exits Sunday’s game with right groin strain

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Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins was pulled in the third inning of Sunday afternoon’s game against the Nationals after straining his right groin muscle. According to David Murphy of the Philadelphia Daily News, he is considered day-to-day.

Rollins suffered the groin injury in the second inning while ranging up the middle on a Jesus Flores ground ball. He then departed in the third inning.

Rollins has also been bothered by knee soreness for much of the regular season and could get several consecutive days off as the Phillies look to get him rested and ready for postseason play.

The Phils currently boast a MLB-best 81-43 record. They lead the National League East by 7 1/2 games.

Twins will not pick up Glen Perkins’ 2018 option

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The Twins have informed reliever Glen Perkins they will not pick up his 2018 club option worth $6.5 million, MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger reports. Instead, he will be paid $700,000 per his buyout clause.

Perkins, 34, has pitched a total of 7 2/3 innings over the last two seasons due to shoulder and biceps injuries. Bollinger adds that the two could come to terms on a minor league deal, but if they can’t reach an agreement, the lefty is likely to retire.

From 2011-15, Perkins emerged as one of the better relievers in baseball, making three All-Star teams. He compiled an aggregate 2.84 ERA with 340 strikeouts and 73 walks across 313 1/3 innings.