Rollins sidelined for Tuesday's game

Rollins sidelined for Tuesday's game

PHILADELPHIA -- The day off on Monday helped, just not enough to allow Jimmy Rollins back into Philadelphia's lineup.

The reigning National League Most Valuable Player missed his sixth game with a sprained left ankle. He worked out early Tuesday, but still had difficulty moving to his left.

Save for a pinch-hitting appearance on Thursday, Rollins hasn't appeared in a game since injuring the ankle while scrambling back to second base on an eighth-inning pickoff attempt by Aaron Heilman two days earlier.

Manager Charlie Manuel said Rollins' status remains day-to-day, so the team is resisting placing him on the disabled list, something that would keep him out until at least April 25.

"We have to get him well," Manuel said.

Ken Mandel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.