Phillies Rollins Placed on Paternity Leave

J-Roll to spend next three days with wife Johari and new addition

By Patrick Hickey Jr.
|  Tuesday, May 22, 2012  |  Updated 10:43 AM PDT
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Phillies Rollins Placed on Paternity Leave

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Rollins will be out of the Phillies lineup for the next three days to help tend to his new baby girl.

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Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins was placed on 72-hour paternity leave on Tuesday, following the birth of his daughter, Camryn Drew Rollins, on Sunday.

Rollins did not play on Monday in the team's 2-1 loss to Washington.

Backstop Eric Katz was called up from the team's Triple-A affiliate to fill Rollins' roster spot. Katz has four homers in 21 games with Lehigh Valley this season.

J-Rolls season hasn't gone exactly as planned. The sparkplug of the Phillies offensive attack, the three-time All-Star and former National League MVP is hitting just .229 this season, lowest among Phillies starters.

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