Earlier today, Jimmy Rollins announced via twitter that the mild day-to-day groin strain that he suffered yesterday was actually a“mild grade 2 strain” and that he would be “gone till September”. The Phillies confirmed this today, placing Rollins on the 15 day disabled list. Rollins injured the groin yesterday while making a throw on the move. No other info to how serious the injury is has been released, however, Rollins is first eligible to come off of the DL on September 6th.
The injury to Rollins gave the Phillies the perfect oppurtunity to activate Placido Polanco from the DL, which he was placed on due to a sports hernia on August 16th, though the move was retroactive to August 7th. Polanco last played August 6th, however, this is second stint on the DL this year. Polanco has been on of the Phillies better hitters this year with an average of .275, however he has cooled off significantly since batting .321 at the end of May.
This injury, while still detrimental, comes at a good time for the Phillies, as they likely would have had to send down a young player, maybe someone like Michael Schwimer, and now, the younger Phillies will get some more big-league playing time. The injury also allows back-up infielders Wilson Valdez and Michael Martinez to continue to get playing time, something that may come in handy come October.