Jimmy Rollins underwent an MRI on his injured calf today, the results are under review and the Phillies will make a determination tomorrow as a group, according to a media statement from GM Ruben Amaro Jr.
Television footage of the J-Roll exiting a car today was not encouraging. The Phillies shortstop was heavily booted with a soft cast and moving very slowly. He declined comment to WPVI-TV camera crews. A trip to the DL would certainly seem probable based on the tone surrounding the team and those closely monitoring the situation. Roster replacements could include minor league infielders Cody Ransom, Brian Bocock or Wilson Valdez, who had a strong spring, is off to a good start in Lehigh Valley and reportedly impressed the club. The benefit to Bocock is that he's already on the 40-man roster. In all likelihood, Juan Castro, who replaced J-Roll in yesterday's game, would get the lion's share of action.
Rollins, 30, is off to an electric start out of the lead-off hole, hitting .391/.519/.739 with a homer, two stolen bases and seven walks.