Rollins' hamstring injury not thought to be serious

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Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins tweaked his right hamstring after hitting a third-inning double on Wednesday night and then further injured the hammy while coming around to score moments later.  But it doesn’t sound like a serious issue.

According to Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Phils manager Charlie Manuel said Thursday that Rollins should be back in the lineup within the next few days.

“Our trainer and the doctor, they felt like he was going to be OK,” Manuel said. “That’s kind of the impression they gave me.”
Rollins has already missed 59 games this season due to injury and hasn’t been all that productive when healthy.  Of course, that doesn’t mean that he isn’t an important part of the Philadelphia lineup and infield makeup, however you want to quantify that.

Rollins, 31, has batted .245/.324/.372 with seven homers, 37 RBI and 17 stolen bases in 331 at-bats and should be back in action sometime this weekend.

Kyle Gibson, Orioles finalize $10M, 1-year contract

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SAN DIEGO – Right-hander Kyle Gibson and the Baltimore Orioles finalized a $10 million, one-year contract on Monday.

The 35-year-old would receive a $150,000 assignment bonus if traded, payable by the receiving team. He also can earn a $25,000 bonus if he is elected or selected for the All-Star team. Gibson was an All-Star in 2021.

Gibson was 10-8 with a 5.05 ERA in 31 starts for Philadelphia last season. He also pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings in two relief appearances in the postseason for the NL champions.

Baltimore gained another experienced arm as it looks to build on its surprising season. After losing 110 games the previous year, the Orioles contended for an AL wild card for much of the summer before finishing 83-79 for the franchise’s first winning record since 2016.

Gibson was an AL All-Star in 2021, going 6-3 with a 2.87 ERA in 19 starts for Texas. He was traded to Philadelphia that July, and he went 4-6 with a 5.09 ERA in 12 appearances for the Phillies down the stretch.

The 6-foot-6 Gibson was selected by Minnesota in the first round of the 2009 amateur draft. He made his big league debut with the Twins in 2013.

He spent his first first seven seasons with Minnesota, going 67-68 with a 4.52 ERA in 193 games, including 188 starts. He had his best year in 2018, finishing with a career-low 3.62 ERA in a career-best 196 2/3 innings.

Gibson, who signed a $28 million, three-year contract with Texas in December 2019, is 89-91 with a 4.52 ERA in 267 major league games.