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Jimmy Rollins | Shortstop

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (36) / 11/27/1978
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 180
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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ESPN's Jayson Stark heard from two sources that the Yankees offered the Phillies "a utility player" for shortstop Jimmy Rollins.
That didn't get the job done. The Phillies seem to have a lofty asking price for Rollins, who turns 36 years old this week and is owed $11 million next season in the final year of his four-year, $44 million deal. They're simply not going to be able to get a top prospect or young, productive major league talent in exchange for the veteran shortstop. Nov 26 - 4:03 PM

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According to Jayson Stark of ESPN, the Yankees talked to the Phillies about acquiring shortstop Jimmy Rollins.

However, the Phillies' asking price was too high, so the Yankees have moved on. Oh, Ruben. Rollins, who has a full no-trade clause, batted .243/.323/.394 with 17 home runs and 55 RBI over 138 games this past season. He turns 36 this week and is owed $11 million next season.
Nov 26 - 2:12 PM

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the Mets talked to the Phillies about the availability of Jimmy Rollins.

The Mets have cast a wide net in their search for a shortstop and acquiring Rollins would represent an unlikely alliance. However, it's not expected to happen, as Rubin hears that Rollins doesn't want to leave Philadelphia. The 35-year-old has a full no-trade clause and is due $11 million next season.
Nov 11 - 1:59 PM

Jimmy Rollins (hamstring) said Wednesday that it "would not be wise" for him to play again in 2014.

Rollins suffered a strained left hamstring on September 8 and hasn't appeared in a game since. He's been able to resume most baseball activities, but there is no reason for the Phillies to rush him back with only four games remaining on their regular-season schedule. The veteran shortstop will finish up with a .243/.323/.394 slash line, 17 home runs, and 28 stolen bases. Rollins is under contract for $11 million in 2015.
Sep 25 - 10:53 AM

Jimmy Rollins (hamstring) hit, fielded grounders and ran the bases before Tuesday's game.

It's encouraging, but the Phillies still aren't sure if he'll play at all during the final week. Rollins hasn't played since September 8 due to a left hamstring strain. "We're not going to push him," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said.
Sep 24 - 10:04 AM

Jimmy Rollins (hamstring) has been ruled out through the weekend.

Rollins had been hoping to play in his hometown of Oakland, but he tested out his strained left hamstring on Saturday and evidently still isn't feeling good enough for game action. Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg was non-committal when asked if Rollins would play again this season. "We'll see," Sandberg said. "We'll see how he does and how he goes. I'm not going one way or another on it. Just watching the progress."
Sep 21 - 9:25 AM

Once again, Jimmy Rollins is not in the Phillies starting lineup on Friday.

Rollins still must show that he can run sprints without any issues before rejoining the Phillies lineup. He's still expected to return at some point over the weekend.
Sep 19 - 7:13 PM

Jimmy Rollins (hamstring) could return to the lineup on Friday.

It just so happens that the Phillies are in Oakland, where Rollins grew up. The shortstop hasn't played since September 8 due to a left hamstring strain but tested things out on Thursday. He's hit .243/.323/.394 with 17 homers and 28 stolen bases for Philly this season.
Sep 19 - 9:52 AM

Jimmy Rollins (hamstring) has progressed to doing some indoor exercises.

"Jimmy's progressing with some activities inside," Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said. "Some exercise work and some things. He seems to be doing better." Although there's no timetable for Rollins' return, Sandberg suggested that if it wasn't September, Rollins wouldn't be a candidate for the DL. That indicates that he shouldn't be out too much longer.
Sep 11 - 8:19 PM

Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said Tuesday that Jimmy Rollins is day-to-day with a "mild" left hamstring strain.

The veteran shortstop told reporters on Monday night that he will likely be out for over a week, but it's possible he'll be back a little sooner. Rollins suffered the injury while trying to leg out a triple. He's batting .243/.323/.394 with 17 home runs and 28 stolen bases in 138 games this season.
Sep 9 - 4:12 PM

Jimmy Rollins (hamstring) said after Monday's game that he expects to be sidelined for at least 7-10 days.

Rollins strained his left hamstring while legging out a triple Monday. More will be known after an ultrasound Tuesday, but it sounds like it's more than just a minor tweak. For what it's worth, Rollins was confident that he'd play again this season.
Sep 8 - 10:39 PM

Jimmy Rollins exited Monday's game against the Pirates with a strained left hamstring.

Rollins tweaked the hamstring while legging out a triple in the fourth inning. It's not clear at this point how severe the strain is, but Rollins almost surely will miss at least a handful of games.
Sep 8 - 8:42 PM

Jimmy Rollins left Monday's game versus the Pirates with an undisclosed injury.

Rollins did something on a triple in the bottom of the fourth inning and did not take the field in the top of the fifth. The Phillies will update the shortstop's status soon.
Sep 8 - 8:27 PM

Jimmy Rollins went 2-for-2 with a pair of walks and a solo home run as the Phillies defeated the Nationals on Wednesday.

Rollins answered the Nationals' two-run top of the first with a solo home run off of Doug Fister in the bottom half. The 35-year-old shortstop has quietly had a productive season, especially when his numbers are compared to those of only shortstops, as he is slashing .242/.324/.392 with 17 home runs and 53 RBI.
Aug 27 - 11:08 PM

Jimmy Rollins hit a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Cardinals.

Rollins took Cardinals reliever Nick Greenwood deep in the seventh inning, his 16th homer of the season. After a July in which he hit seven, the blast was his first homer in August. Rollins has largely struggled at the plate this year, batting .238/.318/.385 overall.
Aug 24 - 4:20 PM