Phillies give Rollins rare rest from starting

Phillies give Rollins rare rest from starting

PHILADELPHIA -- Jimmy Rollins was given a rare day off in Sunday's series finale against the Cardinals.

Rollins, who is 5-for-27 (.185) during the current nine-game homestand, has started all but five games this season, three of which were in May when he was on paternity leave. Rollins is hitting .246 with 13 home runs, 25 doubles, five triples and 42 RBIs on the season.

Utility man Michael Martinez started at shortstop in Rollins' place on Sunday, batting out of the eight-hole. Left fielder Juan Pierre occupied Rollins' leadoff spot.