Jimmy Rollins RUMORS & NEWS

  • White Sox purchase Jimmy Rollins' contract, name him Opening Day starter

    CSN Chicago "While his first goal was to make the team, Jimmy Rollins also had his eye trained on the starting shortstop job, too. The veteran nailed down both on Wednesday. The White Sox purchased the contract of the non-roster invitee and manager Robin Ventura named Rollins the Opening Day shortstop..." March 30

  • Ventura expects Rollins to make White Sox

    MLB.com "He hasn't had the conversation with him yet, but White Sox manager Robin Ventura said on Wednesday that Jimmy Rollins should make the team. The former Phillies and Dodgers shortstop was signed to a Minor League contract and invited to camp at Camelback Ranch. He's not yet on the 40-man..." March 03

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: Multiple teams have inquired about Jimmy Rollins playing 2B. Rollins open to idea, but waiting to see if SS opportunities develop.

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: Multiple teams have inquired about Jimmy Rollins playing 2B. Rollins open to idea, but waiting to see if SS opportunities develop.

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    Bill Plunkett @billplunkettocr

    Jimmy Rollins 1st start since Sept. 6 #Dodgers https://t.co/fwVWnuP9Qp

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    Dylan Hernandez @dylanohernandez

    When Rollins is ready to play, he will go back to being the starting shortstop, Mattingly said.

  • Rollins: Second standing ovation 'not expected'

    CSN Philly "Stepping into the batter's box for the first time Wednesday, Jimmy Rollins received a standing ovation — his second in as many nights — from the fans at Citizens Bank Park. This one, however, Rollins didn't see coming. "That was not expected tonight," he said. "I was trying to hurry up and..." August 06

  • Jimmy Rollins Q&A: 'I feel like I'm free to be myself'

    Fox Sports "Jimmy Rollins grew up in Oakland, rooting for the Athletics, detesting the Dodgers for their upset victory over the A’s in the 1988 World Series. He spent his first 14 full seasons with the Phillies, loathing the Dodgers as an opponent. Now, of course, Rollins is a Dodger. In fact, he chose the..." March 24

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    The Dodgers have acquired shortstop Jimmy Rollins from the Phillies.

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: #Phillies in active discussions with #Dodgers on Rollins. @JonHeymanCBS reported that Rollins would waive no-trade for LAD.

  • Rollins would approve trade to Dodgers, who need a starting SS

    CBS Sports "Longtime Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins is said to be willing to consent to be traded to the Dodgers if the teams could work things out. It isn't known how likely a Rollins deal is with the Dodgers, but a person familiar with the situation said there's at least some chance it could happen. It..." December 10

  • Jimmy Rollins has been traded to the Dodgers

    CSN Philly "The longest tenured athlete in Philadelphia and the Phillies all-time hits leader has reportedly been traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers. That's according to CSNPhilly.com's Phillies Insider Jim Salisbury whose sources tell him a deal has been completed. This is rather difficult news to process..." December 10

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    Jayson Stark @jaysonst

    Multiple sources say #Yankees talked to #Phillies about trading for Jimmy Rollins. But asking price was so high, Yanks moved on....

  • Phillies vets Rollins, Utley tune out trade talk

    CSN Philly "Even though the media -- social, mainstream and otherwise -- is a abuzz with the potential for an active trade deadline for the Phillies, the players have been able to ignore most of the chatter. Burrowed into a cocoon where TV and computers are used for watching video on hitting and pitchers,..." July 23

  • Record set, Rollins softens stance on potential trade

    CSN Philly "The fireworks have stopped and the champagne glasses have been put away. Jimmy Rollins has overtaken Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt as the Phillies’ all-time leader with 2,235 hits. Now, the question that has quietly lingered in the background becomes louder. How much longer will Rollins be a..." June 15

  • Jimmy Rollins sets Phillies' hit record

    ESPN "Jimmy Rollins added yet another milestone to his 15-year career as he became the Philadelphia Phillies' all-time hit leader with No. 2,235 coming against the Chicago Cubs on Saturday. Rollins laced a 3-1 single to right field off Edwin Jackson in the fifth inning to pass Hall of Famer Mike..." June 14

  • Rollins, Howard lead Phillies to victory

    Courier-Post "Jimmy Rollins and Ryan Howard led the way out of the Philadelphia Phillies’ offensive slump. Rollins homered early, then hit a go-ahead single in the eighth inning that sent the Phillies past the Colorado Rockies 10-9 Sunday. Rollins finished with three hits as the Phillies averted a series..." April 21

  • Jimmy Rollins remains out of the Phillies’ lineup after “miscommunication”

    Hardball Talk "Jimmy Rollins was initially back in the Phillies’ lineup for today’s game after leaving the team for the birth of his child, but manager Ryne Sandberg just posted a new lineup with Jayson Nix starting in his place at shortstop. Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that Rollins is not yet back..." April 04

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    Jim Salisbury @JSalisburyCSN

    Phils lineup. Howard cleanup. Nix at SS. No Rollins pic.twitter.com/X0NB1bjEHd

  • Rollins on the trade talk: “I am not tradable and so it doesn’t matter”

    Hardball Talk "Todd Zolecki spoke to Jimmy Rollins about the word yesterday that the Phillies are displeased with him and would like to trade him. If you think Rollins was going to try to say conciliatory things and try to defuse the situation, well, sorry: “Because I can’t be traded,” he said before leaving..." March 19

  • Phils want Rollins to lead or leave

    ESPN "Jimmy Rollins was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in 1996, played his entire career with the Phillies, won an MVP and a World Series with the Phillies. But there is strong sentiment within the organization right now that the Phillies would be better off trading him and establishing a new..." March 18

  • Rollins won't waive no-trade any time soon

    CSN Philly "The Detroit Tigers have a problem at shortstop as Jose Iglesias could be sidelined for months with shin problems. The Tigers are a team with World Series aspirations. They need strength at the shortstop position and there’s talk they could pursue free-agent Stephen Drew. Iglesias’ condition..." March 17

  • Sandberg says Rollins' rest not disciplinary

    Philly.com "Ryne Sandberg had a conversation with Jimmy Rollins prior to Thursday’s game in Clearwater regarding comments the shortstop made in the Philadelphia Daily News on Tuesday regarding the Phillies offensive struggles this spring. “Who cares,” Rollins said in the paper. “When the season starts,..." March 13

  • Rollins awaits Sandberg's explanation on benching

    CSN Philly "Jimmy Rollins is healthy and wants to play. But the veteran shortstop is not in the Phillies’ lineup for a third straight day Thursday. This isn’t a relatively new manager giving an entrenched veteran a little mid-spring breather. This is Ryne Sandberg benching Jimmy Rollins. And..." March 13

  • Is Jimmy Rollins in Ryne Sandberg's doghouse?

    CBS Sports "Three-time All-Star and former MVP Jimmy Rollins has been a mainstay in the Phillies starting lineup since 2001, when he finished third in Rookie of the Year voting. It's hard to imagine that changing this season, but it sounds like manager Ryne Sandberg isn't exactly a fan of Rollins' work right..." March 12

  • Like Papelbon, Phils probably stuck with Rollins

    CSN Philly "The Phillies' entire roster is available for the right price, and as Buster Olney reminded on Monday, that includes shortstop Jimmy Rollins. The Phils shopped Rollins at the 2013 trade deadline but a move was never worked out, mostly because Rollins stated his desire to remain with the team..." December 17

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    PHI has made clear to other teams, as it did during the summer, that it is very willing to move Jimmy Rollins. Has a no-trade clause, tho.

  • Phillies Rollins on Waivers; sign 3B Luis Encarnacion

    The Good Phight "The Phillies have been busy this evening and early morning putting one franchise cornerstone on revocable waivers and picking up what they hope to be another cornerstone on the international market. First Jimmy Rollins. Rollins has been placed on and has passed through revocable waivers..." August 10

  • Cardinals have asked Angels about shortstop Erick Aybar

    CBS Sports "The Cardinals with the best record in baseball don't have many holes on their roster. But one spot they could definitely upgrade is shortstop where Pete Kozma has been the starter since Rafael Furcal went down with an injury this spring. After talking to the White Sox about Alexei Ramirez and..." July 31

  • If Phillies make a run, Rollins' production will lead the way

    Courier-Post "Jimmy Rollins’ role has changed plenty over the last two seasons. With Chase Utley and Ryan Howard hurt to start the 2012 season, Rollins slid to the three-hole in the batting order in a lineup devoid of power. He has hit second in the order, too, from time to time. He’s been one of Phillies..." July 23

  • Rollins' addition to lineup offers a boost

    Delaware Online "About two hours before Sunday’s game against Milwaukee, Phillies catching coach Mick Billmeyer scrawled a lineup on the whiteboard outside of the locker room. The list of names did not include Jimmy Rollins. So Rollins walked into Charlie Manuel’s office to chat with the Phillies manager...." June 03

  • Rollins agrees with Papelbon: Phillies lacked leadership in 2012

    CSN Philly "In the ongoing saga of Phillies leadership, Jimmy Rollins agrees with teammate Jonathan Papelbon’s assessment that there was a void in that department last year. “Identity might be the word,” Rollins said. “We had a lot of moving parts last year. Parts coming in, a lot of new parts coming in...." February 23

  • Rollins on NL East: 'It still runs through Philly'

    CSN Philly "You can always count on Jimmy Rollins to provide headline material. Rollins, who hosted a charity event Monday night to raise awareness for child abuse, made some bold statements in regards to the NL East. "It still runs through Philly," Rollins said. "[Washington] had one year to win it. It..." November 13

  • Rollins wins Gold Glove award for 4th time

    CSN Philly "When the book officially closes on this era of Phillies baseball, one of the key characteristics that will stick out for Charlie Manuel's teams is their exceptional defense. It's a team-wide skill and philosophy that starts at the top with Jimmy Rollins, the longest-tenured Phillie, who on Tuesday..." October 31

  • Phillies Rollins gets fourth gold glove

    Courier-Post "For Jimmy Rollins, a season marked by an offensive surge and hustle-related riffs ended with a defensive award. Rollins snagged his fourth career Gold Glove award Tuesday night, announced on ESPN. It's his first Gold Glove since 2009 and first since winning three straight Gold Gloves from..." October 31

  • Rollins, Ruiz among Gold Glove finalists

    CSN Philly "Jimmy Rollins and Carlos Ruiz are 2012 Rawlings Gold Glove award finalists at their respective positions. Rollins, a three-time Gold Glove winner, would have to beat out shortstops Zack Cozart, Ian Desmond and Jose Reyes to win the award for the first time since 2009. In 594 defensive..." October 30

  • Rollins sitting out with injury

    Courier-Post "Jimmy Rollins is likely done for the year, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said before Tuesday's game. Rollins was absent from the Phillies' starting lineup for a second straight day after getting his right calf checked out by team doctors on Monday. Manuel said there "no sense in playing"..." October 03

  • Rollins takes night off

    Courier-Post "Jimmy Rollins had his first day off Monday after 34 consecutive starts, but it wasn't just a routine breather. Rollins said tweaked his right calf attempting to return to base during a pickoff attempt Sunday in Miami. While Rollins didn't seemed concerned that the injury was serious, the calf..." October 02

  • Rollins' home run cuts wild card deficit to 3 games

    Courier-Post "Not many things have gone wrong for these Phillies lately. Nearly all of the sins of their atrocious first half have been forgiven. They're getting timely hits. They eke out close games. Their bullpen, problem No. 1 in the first half, has looked strong. Their early season transgressions have..." September 13

  • Phils' streak at seven thanks to Rollins, Lee

    MLB.com "This feels remarkably familiar. Jimmy Rollins is hitting baseballs everywhere, and the Phillies are making an improbable climb from a crater of a deficit in the standings. This same thing happened in 2007, when Rollins won the National League Most Valuable Player Award and Philadelphia overcame..." September 12

  • Rollins reaches 2,000 hits, sets sights on Bowa

    CSN Philly "When Jimmy Rollins arrived in the clubhouse after Tuesday night's game, a magnum of champagne emblazoned with his picture and a message congratulating him on his 2,000th hit sat in front of his locker. Phillies director of travel and clubhouse services Frank Coppenbarger doesn't miss..." September 05

  • Rollins and the IronPigs lead Phils' win

    CSN Philly "The Phillies on Monday beat one of the best teams in the major leagues with a bunch of guys who were in the minor leagues a week or so ago. OK, Jimmy Rollins and John Mayberry Jr. had their moments, too. But the Phils' 4-2 Labor Day win over the Cincinnati Reds was mostly crafted by the..." September 04

  • Rollins' homer gives Cloyd his first MLB win

    Courier-Post "The rain was coming down. Johnny Cueto felt uncomfortable on the muddy mound. Jimmy Rollins wasn't going to give him a chance to get his calm back. Rollins swung at the first pitch and hit a three-run homer during a cloudburst on Monday afternoon, sending Philadelphia to a 4-2 victory over the..." September 04

  • Rollins has two choices after hustle incident

    CSN Philly "What should be done for a repeat offender? Shortstop Jimmy Rollins was benched yet again during Thursday's 3-2 Phillies' win after failing to run out a routine infield pop up that Mets pitcher Jon Niese bobbled and eventually dropped. Rollins had barely made it to first base when hustling could..." August 31

  • Rollins benched for not hustling

    Courier-Post "Jimmy Rollins popped up a ball shallow in the infield and jogged to first base Thursday, a sixth-inning play that should have blended into the fabric of an otherwise ho-hum game. Instead, Mets pitcher Jon Niese bungled the easy out, dropping the ball to the turf, thus injecting a bit more..." August 31

  • Jimmy Rollins gets benched for not running out a popup

    Hardball Talk "At least it seems that way. A couple weeks ago, Jimmy Rollins got in hot water with Charlie Manuel over not running out a ground ball. A few minutes ago, he just got into hot water over lack of hustle again. Although this was a bit different. One out, bottom of the sixth, and the Phillies..." August 30

  • Rollins to give Ugandan team great experience

    CSN Philly "Every August, I look forward to watching the Little League World Series, which Japan won again this year. There was one team in particular which received enormous attention in Williamsport and that was the club from Uganda. In 2011, the Ugandan team was denied the opportunity to play in the..." August 28

  • Manuel chastises Rollins for not hustling

    CSN Philly "Jimmy Rollins arrived at Miller Park as some of his teammates were taking extra batting practice Thursday afternoon. Leaning on the batting cage, Charlie Manuel saw Rollins walk in from right field. As Rollins reached the batting cage, the manager motioned for the shortstop to follow him. Into..." August 17

  • Kendrick, Rollins shine in Phillies' win

    CSN Philly "Charlie Manuel's postgame news conferences are much different on the road than they are at home. At home, he sits at a dais, behind a microphone, and fields questions in a formal setting. The event is televised and things can get a little rigid. On the road, things are more relaxed..." August 15

  • Phillies' Rollins rolls to milestone

    Courier-Post "Jimmy Rollins added another milestone to his Phillies' career once Tuesday's game became official after five innings. Rollins played in his 1,731st game, breaking Larry Bowa's record for most games played at shortstop by a Phillie. But Rollins wasn't impressed with the record. "It just means..." August 15