Jimmy Rollins is out of the Phillies’ starting lineup again on Tuesday night.
Rollins felt some discomfort in his right groin muscle on Sunday and did not start Monday night.
“He still has something there,” manager Ryne Sandberg said after Rollins was officially ruled a no-go for Tuesday. “He needs another day. It’s a day-to-day thing.”
Rollins was able to participate in some light activity during batting practice and may be able to pinch-hit Tuesday night, as he did Monday.
(At this point in the story, we’d like to tell you how Rollins felt after his pregame workout, but he declined to speak with reporters. Oh, well, life goes on, and I'll have a hot dog in the seventh inning.)
Freddy Galvis started at shortstop for a second night in a row and was batting seventh against Toronto right-hander Drew Hutchison. Galvis has just two hits in 36 at-bats this season.
It will be interesting to see whether Rollins, 35, returns to the starting lineup Wednesday night when the Phillies play in Toronto on the artificial surface at Rogers Centre. Artificial turf can be tougher on the legs than grass and dirt. It’s always possible that Sandberg could lessen the load on Rollins’ legs by using him as the designated hitter in the American League park.