When Jimmy Rollins became the Phillies’ franchise all-timeleading hitter two seasons ago, there was one thing left on his baseball bucket list.
The former MLB All-Star, World Series Champion and NL MVP had seemingly done it all. But he wanted 3,000 hits.
As a Dodger, following an offseason trade, Rollins did very little to inch closer to the milestone, batting just .224, upping his career total to 2,422.
A free agent this offseason, Rolling opted not to serve as a super utility player with two franchises offering him jobs, (according to Ken Rosenthal)instead inking a deal with the White Sox where he has a chance to start at shortstop. It’s a minor-league deal.
“We envision Jimmy contributing both on and off the field,” said White Sox general manager Rick Hahn, per ESPN.com.
The low-risk high-reward move is a smart one for the Sox, who will surely benefit from Rollins’ experience and leadership. The 37-year-old is also still able to steal bags and hit homers, with 13 stolen bases and 12 home runs with Los Angeles in 2015.