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Rollins out one more day after miscommunication

CHICAGO -- Jimmy Rollins is expected to be back in the Phillies' lineup Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field.

Rollins, who left the team Wednesday to be with his wife for the birth of their second child, had been penciled into Friday's lineup, but thereafter, he was scratched. Phils manager Ryne Sandberg called it an "internal miscommunication" on the organization's part.

"Everything is fine," Sandberg said. "He'll be good to go. He'll get in tonight and be in the lineup tomorrow."

Jayson Nix replaced Rollins at shortstop.

The Phillies never placed Rollins on the paternity leave list, which would have allowed them to temporarily replace him on the roster. But options were limited with available players on the 40-man roster. One possibility would have been catcher Cameron Rupp, who could have been used for pinch-hitting purposes.

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for
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