Manuel used the word "tear" when discussing Rollins', which is accurate in the sense that a Grade 2 strain involves some partial tearing of the calf muscle. A rough recovery time is three-to-six weeks, although each case is different.
The Phillies followed with a press release minutes later officially announcing that Rollins has been placed on the 15 day disabled list.
Shortstop Jimmy Rollins has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right calf strain, Senior Vice President & General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. announced today. To take his spot on the 25-man roster, infielder Wilson Valdez had his contract selected from triple-A Lehigh Valley.
An MRI taken yesterday at the Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital revealed a Grade 1/Grade 2 strain of the right calf. Rollins suffered the injury during pre-game warm-ups moments before Monday’s game against the Washington Nationals. The DL stint is retroactive to April 13.
We believe it to be a mild to moderate strain and we’re hopeful it will be a two-to-four week recovery,” said Amaro. “As in all of our injuries, precautions will be taken so that Jimmy is 100% when he returns to the field.”
Juan Castro will replace Rollins at shortstop and is expected to hit 8th, while Shane Victorino will take over lead-off duties while Rollins is out. Rollins had started hot for the 6-1 Phillies, hitting .391 and taking a surprising seven walks.