Report – Jimmy Rollins Signs With White Sox
Former Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins could now be finishing up his career in Chicago.
According to a report, Rollins has agreed to a minor league contract with the White Sox which includes an invite to Spring Training with the team in Phoenix, AZ.
Rollins, 37, seriously struggled in Los Angeles with the Dodgers this past season hitting just .224 with 13 home runs. Rollins was eventually replaced by highly touted phenom Corey Seager.
The White Sox declined a $10 million club option for Alexei Ramirez with the intention of turning reigns over to a young shortstop in Tyler Saladino so Rollins could be an insurance option.
Rollins has close to nothing left in the tank to play every day, but a veteran, bridge-type option for the White Sox could make sense.
Ken Rosenthal, FOX Sports, reports that Rollins turned down multiple offers to sign on as a utility man, but he wants the chance to win a starting job with Chicago.