Rollins hopes to return this weekend

Rollins hopes to return this weekend

SAN DIEGO -- Jimmy Rollins said he hoped to be back in the Phillies lineup by this weekend, but his return remains up in the air.

He has been sidelined since Sept. 8 with a strained left hamstring.

Rollins will take fielding practice Tuesday, which should give him a better indication if he is closer to a return.

"He's been hitting inside," Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said. "We'll see how it goes."

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