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Rollins Back In The Lineup After Being Benched

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(credit: Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images)

(credit: Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images)

ATLANTA (AP) — Philadelphia shortstop Jimmy Rollins is back in the lineup, a day after he was benched in the middle of a game for failing to hustle.

Rollins flied out to start Friday night’s game at Atlanta.

Phillies manager Charlie Manuel pulled the star shortstop Thursday after a pair of baserunning mistakes in the sixth inning against the New York Mets. Rollins didn’t run hard on a popup that was dropped for an error and later was caught in a rundown.

Manuel says Rollins apologized to him Friday.

The former NL MVP acknowledged the mistakes and added that he meant no disrespect to Manuel or his teammates.

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