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Jimmy Rollins | Shortstop | #7

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (38) / 11/27/1978
Ht / Wt:  5'7" / 175
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1996 / Rd. 2 (0) / PHI
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Jimmy Rollins drew the start at second base in Thursday's Cactus League game against the White Sox.
It was Rollins' first appearance at second base in 15 years. The Giants committed six errors on Thursday but Rollins had a clean game at second, even drawing praise from manager Bruce Bochy. "I thought he looked pretty good," said Bochy. "In the early going, he's looking pretty good." If Rollins continues to play well at second base, it will only help his chances of making the big league roster. Mar 2 - 7:21 PM
Source: CSN Bay Area

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Giants signed SS Jimmy Rollins to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Rollins was released from the White Sox in the middle of the 2016 season and did not latch on with another club. He will have to battle for a roster spot next spring in Giants camp as a 38-year-old coming off a .221/.295/.329 batting line. The defense at shortstop has also been in steady decline. Rollins will get a $1 million salary from San Francisco if he makes the major league squad as Brandon Crawford's backup.
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 11:25:00 AM

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that Jimmy Rollins wants to play in 2017.

Rollins never caught on anywhere else after the White Sox released him last June following a .221/.295/.329 batting line over 41 games. He's now 38 and will have to settle for a minor league contract just as he did last February. Rollins is a poor bet to find a job where he can earn significant playing time at this point.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 04:24:00 PM

The White Sox have requested waivers to release the recently DFA'd Jimmy Rollins.

The White Sox designated Rollins for assignment to make room for prospect Tim Anderson on Friday. As he has passed through waivers unclaimed, the team is now looking to grant him his unconditional release. The veteran shorstop hit just .221/.295/.329 with two homers and eight RBI across 149 at-bats prior to being cast aside. While he has struggled to hit with any kind of consistency in 2016, he could fit in with a contending team looking for a wise bench veteran.
Wed, Jun 15, 2016 04:36:00 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the recently DFA'ed Jimmy Rollins is not considering retirement.

Rollins was designated for assignment by the White Sox on Friday morning, following the team's promotion of shortstop prospect Tim Anderson. While Rollins struggled to the tune of a .221/.295/.329 triple-slash this season, he is not without use as a veteran bench player and figures to receive interest from a contending club.
Fri, Jun 10, 2016 12:46:00 PM

White Sox designated SS Jimmy Rollins for assignment.

The White Sox called up top shortstop prospect Tim Anderson on Friday, spelling the end for Rollins. The 37-year-old was hitting just .221/.295/.329 with two homers and eight RBI over 149 at-bats. Rollins posted a very similar triple-slash last season, too, and one has to wonder just how much juice is left in the veteran's bat. He had just 15 hits in his last 75 at-bats.
Fri, Jun 10, 2016 11:46:00 AM

Jimmy Rollins is not in the White Sox' lineup Sunday.

Rollins has been on the bench for two straight games and four out of the last seven contests. He's hitting only .231/.288/.343 for the season. Tyler Saladino is at shortstop.
Sun, May 29, 2016 11:24:00 AM

Jimmy Rollins is out of the White Sox lineup Tuesday.

Rollins is batting just .230/.290/.349 in 32 games this season and will continue to get regular days off. Tyler Saladino will start at shortstop and hit ninth Tuesday versus Indians right-hander Josh Tomlin.
Tue, May 24, 2016 03:57:00 PM

Jimmy Rollins is once again absent from the White Sox starting lineup on Saturday.

It's curious to see the veteran infielder get two days off in a row without any known ailment. Tyler Saladino is once again starting in his place and will bat ninth against Danny Duffy and the Royals.
Sat, May 21, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Jimmy Rollins is not in the White Sox' lineup Friday.

He's just getting a day off. Tyler Saladino is at shortstop.
Fri, May 20, 2016 03:30:00 PM

Jimmy Rollins had a single, a run scored and a stolen base in Thursday's loss to the Astros.

Rollins has found ways to contribute often, swiping his fourth base and scoring his 20th run in the game. He's hitting just .239/.297/.368 but isn't being pushed by Tyler Saladino for his starting job.
Thu, May 19, 2016 10:43:00 PM

Jimmy Rollins is not in the White Sox' lineup Sunday.

He's just getting a breather. Tyler Saladino will hold down shortstop.
Sun, May 15, 2016 10:15:00 AM

Jimmy Rollins connected for a two-run homer against the Yankees on Friday.

It was his only hit in five plate appearances on Friday, but he made it count. The 37-year-old is batting just .245/.310/.382 through 25 games this season after posting a .643 OPS last season with the Dodgers, but White Sox manager Robin Ventura continues to stick with him as his No. 2 hitter. To be fair, he has been swinging the bat better over the past couple of weeks.
Fri, May 13, 2016 11:00:00 PM

Jimmy Rollins is getting the day off Wednesday.

Tyler Saladino will start at shortstop and bat ninth in the afternoon game against the Rangers and left-hander Cole Hamels. Rollins is batting .247/.315/.361 this season.
Wed, May 11, 2016 11:12:00 AM

Jimmy Rollins went 3-for-4 with a triple and four runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Rangers.

The triple was the first of the season for Rollins, and the three-hit game raised his overall line to .247/.315/.361. The 37-year-old has 17 runs scored and three stolen bases in 24 games played.
Wed, May 11, 2016 01:33:00 AM

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3Trevor Brown
1B1Brandon Belt
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2B1Joe Panik
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SS1Brandon Crawford
2Jimmy Rollins
3B1Eduardo Nunez
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4Jae-gyun Hwang
LF1Jarrett Parker
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CF1Denard Span
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4Matt Moore
5Matt Cain
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4Derek Law
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8Josh Osich
9Bryan Morris
10Neil Ramirez
11Jose Dominguez
12Michael Roth
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