Rollins not ready to return to lineup

Rollins not ready to return to lineup

PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins still is not ready to rejoin the lineup.

Rollins has not played since Sept. 8 because of a strained right hamstring. He has been taking batting and fielding practice and has been jogging on the field, although Manuel said Rollins has not tried to run at full speed.

The Phils have 12 games to play, so there is not much time for Rollins to get back on the field and get his swing right before the postseason.

"He'd probably need to see some live pitching somewhere, unless we hold a simulated game for him," manager Charlie Manuel said.

There is a chance he could head to Clearwater, Fla., for the Florida Instructional League.