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Rollins held out of lineup for another day

PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins was held out of the starting lineup Tuesday for the second straight game, the result of discomfort in his right groin that had bothered him since Sunday.

"Jimmy needs another day," Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said. "He still has something there. He'll take a light pregame today and then see how that is tomorrow."

Rollins did not work out with the team on the field Tuesday afternoon during pitcher's fielding practice. He later emerged from the clubhouse for batting practice and took ground balls at shortstop. Rollins pinch-hit in the ninth inning on Monday, and Sandberg hoped the veteran would be available off the bench again Tuesday.

"I haven't talked to him about that yet," Sandberg said before Tuesday night's second game in a set of four against the Blue Jays. "But he did last night, so I would suspect that he would be available for me to pinch-hit."

It's unclear whether Rollins will be able to play the field Wednesday in Toronto. "Turf doesn't sound good right about now," he said Monday. Sandberg labeled the shortstop's status as day to day.

Catcher Carlos Ruiz filled in for Rollins in the No. 2 hole in the lineup Tuesday, with Freddy Galvis making his second straight start at short.

Austin Laymance is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter at @jalaymance.
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