Where in the World Is Jimmy Rollins? And Werth?
The Phillies announced that Rollins strained his right calf while working out in the outfield before the game.
Juan Castro took Rollins’ place at shortstop, but what threw everybody through a loop is that Rollins participated in BP, warmed up on the field and got introduced during pregame introductions.
Then suddenly everybody noticed Castro warming up a shortstop before the top of the first inning.
This is the first time Castro has played this season.
So what do we know about calf strains? We know Greg Dobbs suffered one throughout 2009. It eventually put him on the DL from Aug. 23 – Sept. 16, but he said it never truly got better until the offseason.
Shane Victorino spent time on the DL twice with calf strains: July 31 – Aug. 21, 2007, and April 13 – 28, 2008.
Jayson Werth left the game before the sixth inning because of soreness in his left hip. It is unknown how severe the injury is. Ben Francisco took his place in right field.
And what happens tomorrow? Rollins is scheduled to participate in a contest to set the Guiness World Record for longest batted ball.
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