"Jimmy Thome?" Manuel said.
No, not Thome.
Manuel said Rollins, who has not played since Sept. 8 because of a strained right hamstring, will be ready to play before the regular season ends. It looks like he will. Rollins and rookie outfielder Domonic Brown, who has been sidelined with a strained right quadriceps, will participate in a simulated game Thursday.
Rollins told MLB Network he hopes to play at least six games before the postseason.