PHILADELPHIA (AP) -Jimmy Rollins was out of the Philadelphia Phillies' starting lineup for the fourth straight game Saturday night because of a sprained left ankle.
The 2007 NL MVP injured his ankle on Tuesday during a win over the New York Mets. He's played only once since that game, striking out as a pinch-hitter against Billy Wagner during an extra-inning loss Thursday.
Rollins did some light jogging and took batting practice right-handed before the Phillies played the Chicago Cubs.
The Phillies have lost two of three while playing minus their switch-hitting shortstop and leadoff hitter. Eric Bruntlett, who has filled in for Rollins, played a role in both losses - h committed two costly errors in one game and failed to put down a sacrifice bunt in a crucial spot in the other defeat.
Rollins played in 230 consecutive games before Wednesday, a streak that began in the second game of a doubleheader on July 30, 2006.
He left Tuesday's game in the eighth inning after tweaking his ankle while scrambling back to second base on a pickoff play.
Rollins played in all 162 regular-season games last season, leading Philadelphia to the NL East title and its first playoff berth since 1993. He batted .296 with 30 homers, 94 RBIs, 20 triples, 41 stolen bases and an NL-high 139 runs.

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