Dodgers shortstop Jimmy Rollins went 3 for 5 with a triple and two runs in Friday's loss to Colorado. Rollins, like Ponce de Leon before him, is finding out that there is no such thing as a Fountain of Youth. The 36-year-old shortstop is set to mark career lows in batting average, on-base percentage and steals. It speaks to the lack of depth in the league at shortstop that Rollins still ranks among the top 11 at the position in doubles, homers and runs. Whether or not he belongs in your lineup is relative to your other options or lack there of.
Dodgers shortstop Jimmy Rollins (finger) is temporarily shut down after his finger continued to bother him while trying to throw Wednesday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports. The pain in Rollins' index finger resurfaced after he made 12 throws Wednesday. According to Gurnick, Rollins was able to swing a bat without pain and could be available as a pinch-runner Wednesday. However, it's doubtful that he'll be able to return to the field for Friday's contest.
Dodgers shortstop Jimmy Rollins (finger) remains out of the lineup Wednesday against the Rockies. Corey Seager will start again at shortstop, and with Rollins still unable to take part in batting practice or fielding drills as of Monday, a return following Thursday's off day for the veteran is looking questionable. Rollins was able to pinch-run Tuesday night, but he hasn't logged an at-bat in 10 days now.
Dodgers shortstop Jimmy Rollins (finger) remains out of the lineup Tuesday against the Rockies. Manager Don Mattingly had suggested this would be the case, but Rollins will indeed sit for an eighth straight game due to a finger injury. The skipper said over the weekend that he planned on playing Rollins over Corey Seager once Rollins was 100 percent, but he changed his tone a bit after Monday's game. "Right now, I take care of today," he said. "I don't have to look forward."
Dodgers veteran shortstop Jimmy Rollins will remain sidelined Monday with a hand injury that has kept him out for a week, per the Los Angeles Times. His continued absence means more action for hot-hitting rookie Corey Seager.
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