December 19, 2016
After a season cut short in Chicago, Jimmy Rollins will give it another go in 2017, this time with a team in his native Bay Area. On Monday, Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal was the first to report that Rollins signed a minor-league deal with the San Francisco Giants.
Source: Jimmy Rollins signs minor-league deal with #SFGiants.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 19, 2016
Rollins will receive a non-roster invitation to spring training.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 19, 2016
(*Cue groaning from every Phillies fan*)
According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the contract could be worth up to $1 million if Rollins plays a full year for Los Gigantes. Before playing with the White Sox in 2015, the all-time Phillies hit king spent the 2014 season playing on another one of the 2007-2011 Phils’ greatest rivals, the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Rollins’ triple slash with the White Sox in 166 plate appearances was .295/.329/.624. He was designated for assignment in June in order to promote Tim Anderson, one of the top prospects in the Chicago organization.
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