The Chicago White Sox have called up shortstop prospect Tim Anderson and designated Jimmy Rollins for assignment.
The team announced the move Friday. Anderson, 22, is regarded as the team’s top prospect and was a first-round pick in 2013. He hit .304 with four home runs, 20 RBIs and 11 stolen bases at Triple A Charlotte this season, and was leading the International League in hits with 75.
“Ultimately, when Tim arrives in Chicago it will be because we feel he’s ready to help make us better, not because of anything that is going on in this clubhouse,” White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said Thursday, according to CBS Chicago. “More about what Tim is capable of doing at the big league level.”
Something I been working for my whole life and I couldn't be more thankful, humble and excited for this opportunity. Thanks to man above🙏🏾— Tim Anderson Jr. (@TimAnderson7) June 10, 2016
Rollins, 37, was hitting just .221 in 41 games. He won the National League MVP in 2007 with the Philadelphia Phillies and is a three-time All-Star and four-time Gold Glove winner. He signed a one-year deal worth $2 million prior to the season.
The move is the latest in Chicago‘s roster shuffle. The White Sox have traded for pitcher James Shields, signed first baseman Justin Morneau and designated pitcher Mat Latos for assignment this week.