Jimmy Rollins SS LAD 1 day ago

Rollins hit one of three eighth-inning Dodgers homers in Monday's 6-3 defeat of the Braves.

Rollins followed up blasts by Andre Ethier and Alex Guerrero to score his second run of the game. The 36-year-old was able to raise his batting average back above .200 with a 2-for-4 showing Sunday, but he's still not pulling his weight as the No. 2 hitter in a powerful lineup. With many deserving candidates for a move up in the batting order, manager Don Mattingly may need to consider dropping Rollins to a bottom-third spot in an effort to get more at-bats for the superior hitters in his lineup.

Jimmy Rollins SS LAD 3 days ago

Rollins went 1-for-4 with two stolen bases in a 2-0 win against the Padres on Saturday.

Rollins hit a single in the first inning and proceeded to steal second and third, giving him five steals on the year. The veteran is still batting below the Mendoza Line, but is always a candidate for a 20-20 season and should provide fantasy owners with counting stats all season long -- if he can lift his average enough to stay in the lineup every day.

Jimmy Rollins SS LAD 6 days ago

Rollins is out of the lineup Thursday, Dodgers reporter Alanna Rizzo reports.

He will get a rare day off as his bat seems to have cooled after a four-hit game last week. Enrique Hernandez will get the start at shortstop Thursday.

Jimmy Rollins SS LAD 2 weeks ago

Rollins exploded for a season-high four hits in Friday's 6-4 win over the Rockies. He was a triple short of the cycle and drove in two runs and scored twice.

It's only the fifth multi-hit game to date for Rollins, whose presence in the second spot of a stacked Dodgers lineup probably has more to do with his reputation rather than his production at some point. Rollins is only batting .198 with a .279 on-base percentage, but thanks to the upgrade in talent around him compared to his latter years with the Phillies, he's still been a decent source of counting stats. He's accumulated four homers, 13 RBI, 19 runs, and three stolen bases over 147 plate appearances.

Jimmy Rollins SS LAD 2 weeks ago

Rollins is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Marlins, David Vassegh of AM 570 Los Angeles reports.

Rollins collected a pair of hits in Tuesday's win, his first multi-hit game since Apr. 14 and just his fourth of the season, but he'll head to the bench Wednesday in favor of Enrique Hernandez at shortstop. Justin Turner, who is starting at third base, will bat second against right-hander Jarred Cosart.

Jimmy Rollins SS LAD 3 weeks ago

Rollins is out of the lineup Thursday.

In a day game following a night game the slumping veteran shortstop will get a rest Thursday. While the Dodgers came into the season with plans of Rollins being the starting shortstop all season and bridging the gap for Corey Seager's arrival, Rollins has not performed close to expectations. He will need to turn things around at the plate over the next couple months to stave off the young phenom in the second half. Enrique Hernandez will get the start at shortstop Thursday.

Jimmy Rollins SS LAD 4 weeks ago

Rollins is out of the lineup Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

Rollins will get his first day off since Apr. 23 on Saturday, with Kike Hernandez starting in his place and batting eighth for the Dodgers. The veteran has struggled at the plate to begin the season, but perhaps a day off will allow him to begin turning things around.

Jimmy Rollins SS LAD 4 weeks ago

Rollins will bat second Wednesday against the Giants, Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Rollins has struggled mightily of late, with just three hits in his last eight games (29 at-bats), leading manager Don Mattingly to relieve him of leadoff duties at least temporarily. Joc Pederson will take over atop the order Wednesday, and if he provides a spark from the leadoff spot, the skipper may be inclined to stick with this change until Yasiel Puig (hamstring) returns from the DL.

Jimmy Rollins SS LAD 1 month ago

Rollins is out of the lineup Thursday, Dodgers reporter Alanna Rizzo reports.

Justin Turner will get the start at shortstop against Ryan Vogelsong and the Giants. Both Rollins and Juan Uribe are getting the day off on the left side of the infield but will presumably be back in the lineup for this weekend's series against the Padres.

Jimmy Rollins SS LAD 1 month ago

Rollins is not in the lineup Monday against the Mariners.

Rollins will get the day off Monday with the left-handed James Paxton on the mound. While Rollins' splits batting left versus right are extremely similar, Darwin Barney (who's starting in his place), is a much better hitter against south paws. The scenario makes it the ideal situation for the veteran to take a rest, but he should be back in the lineup Tuesday.