Utley Visits Concussion Specialist, Rollins Activated
Chase Utley is in Philadelphia, where concussion specialist Rob Franks will examine him today at Rothman Institute.
Utley was hit in the helmet with a pitch in the sixth inning in last night’s 3-2 victory over Atlanta. He remained in the game, but left in the bottom of the eighth inning after complaining of a headache.
“We think it’s very, very mild, but we’re going to be cautious with him, obviously,” Ruben Amaro Jr. said last night. “You don’t want to mess with the head.”
Because the Phillies will be without Utley, the Phillies activated Jimmy Rollins from the DL. He had been sidelined because of a strained right groin. The Phillies probably would not have activated Rollins until next week, but activated him in case of an emergency.
“Before you all get ahead of yourselves, I’m not playing tonight,” Rollins said through his Twitter account (@JimmyRollins11).
Should be an interesting lineup with Utley and Rollins out of the lineup, huh?
One possible lineup: Victorino CF, Polanco 3B, Pence RF, Howard 1B, Mayberry LF, Ruiz C, Martinez 2B, Valdez SS, Hamels P.