Jimmy Rollins is likely done for the year, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said before Tuesday's game. Rollins was absent from the Phillies' starting lineup for a second straight day after getting his right calf checked out by team doctors on Monday. Manuel said there "no sense in playing" Rollins on Wednesday. "He's hurting," Manuel said. Rollins is the latest in a year plagued by injuries. With his ails, he's now the seventh Phillies position player to get hurt this season. He said Monday that he would take it day to day, but hinted his season was likely over. He called the move "precautionary" and is able to take ground balls, but with one game left, both he and Manuel said it wasn't worth playing the last game and risking further injury to his calf. • Manuel says he will be more involved next year: Until the Phillies were mathematically eliminated from postseason contention, Manuel said every day that he wouldn't consider the Phillies out until they were officially done. He admitted the team's shortcomings readily, but never gave up hope on the record. Before Tuesday's game, he seemed genuinely dissatisfied with where the Phillies are right now, and placed some of that blame squarely on himself.
Rollins sitting out with injury
Courier-Post | Oct 3