Jimmy Rollins available off bench tonight, could start Sunday


Jimmy Rollins hasn’t played since September 8 because of a hamstring injury, but told Todd Zolecki of MLB.com that he’ll be available off the bench tonight.
Charlie Manuel indicated to Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer that Rollins could be cleared to rejoin the Phillies’ starting lineup as soon as Sunday, which would give him seven games to get ready for the playoffs.
Rollins took some swings against live pitching and ran the bases yesterday for the first time, but admitted that he probably won’t be much of a threat to steal any bags for a while: “Can I steal a bag? Yeah. Would I try? No.”