Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin met with free agent shortstop Jimmy Rollins’ agent, Dan Lozano, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports. Melvin told the paper that they met at the beginning of the Winter Meetings but have not solidified a deal.
Yesterday, it was reported that Lozano met with the Philadelphia Phillies’ management late Sunday night in a meeting that “did not go all that well.” Reportedly, Rollins is insistent on signing a five-year contract that the Phillies are not willing to commit to. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports the two sides also met Monday night, but there have been no word of the progress made in that meeting. Last season in 142 games, the 33-year-old Rollins hit .268/.338/.399 with 16 home runs and 87 runs scored. The former National League Most Valuable Player has a career 162 game average of .272/.329/.432 with 17 home runs and 107 runs scored.