White Sox sign Jimmy Rollins to minor league deal

Monday February 22nd, 2016

The Chicago White Sox have signed shortstop Jimmy Rollins to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training, the team announced.

The deal was first reported by Dan Haynes of CSN Chicago.

Rollins, 37, hit. 224 with 13 home runs and 44 RBIs in 144 games for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Last year was Rollins’s first season outside of Philadelphia, where he spent the first 15 years of his career with the Phillies. He has 2,422 hits in his career with 229 home runs and 928 RBIs.

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The White Sox declined a $10 million option on shortstop Alexei Ramirez before he signed with the San Diego Padres. Rollins is expected to compete with Tyler Saladino for playing time at shortstop.

- Christopher Chavez

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