Rollins not headed to DL

Rollins not headed to DL

PHILADELPHIA -- Jimmy Rollins is not going on the disabled list.

Assistant general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said as much after the MVP shortstop underwent an MRI on his sprained left ankle, debunking an erroneous Internet report that appeared Thursday afternoon. The results of the MRI were negative.

"We have no plans to put him on the DL," Amaro said, after Thursday's 10-2 win over the Astros. "We believe he should be ready to play, hopefully Saturday or Sunday. We're not sure he's going to play those days, but he's progressing toward that."

Rollins will miss Friday's game to attend the funeral for his uncle, then take a return flight to Philadelphia, arriving Saturday morning. The shortstop hasn't started since injuring himself April 8 while scrambling to second base on a pickoff attempt. He's been limited to pinch-hitting duties and has made three appearances in that capacity.

"The results confirmed exactly what we were treating him for," Amaro said. "He's got a strain in the ankle and he's healing. Jimmy is feeling more comfortable. We'll see how he feels when he gets back [from the funeral]. The MRI was precautionary."

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