Jimmy Rollins SS LAD 3 days 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 2 weeks 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.

Jimmy Rollins SS LAD 3 weeks ago

Rollins was 2-for-4 with a walk, stolen base, and go-ahead three-run homer on Monday's win over the Padres.

Not a bad debut. Rollins may be old, but he's been durable and productive in his later years and should continue to function as the team's leadoff man.

Jimmy Rollins SS LAD 1 month ago

Rollins was 1-for-3 on Sunday and is now batting .364 (8-for-22) with three extra-base hits so far this spring.

He's yet to swipe a base, but Rollins should be good for plenty of those as the Dodgers' leadoff man this year.

Jimmy Rollins SS LAD 2 months ago

Manager Don Mattingly said Tuesday that Rollins will hit leadoff for the Dodgers this season, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports.

Rollins hit almost exclusively out of the two hole for the Phillies last season, but it appears he will move up a spot with his new squad. He is now 36 years old, but assuming he stays relatively healthy and remains atop the order, he should have no trouble reaching 600 plate appearances for the fifth year in a row, and 14th time in 15 seasons.

Jimmy Rollins SS LAD 4 months ago

Rollins has been traded to the Dodgers, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

With the departure of Hanley Ramirez, the Dodgers were seeking a new shortstop this offseason. Rollins is affordable for 2015, carrying an $11 million contract (a vesting option that he had with the Phillies). At age 36, he may be pressed to repeat the 17-homer, 28-steal season that he posted in 2014, but the lineup around him in Los Angeles should enable him to stabilize -- and possibly improve -- his runs scored and RBI count depending on where he hits in the lineup.

Jimmy Rollins SS LAD 5 months ago

GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said Rollins (hamstring) will not lose playing time next season as part of the Phillies' rebuilding process, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

The Phillies do not have a prospect at short that is ready for playing time in the majors, so keeping Rollins won't impact the playing time of younger guys outside of Freddy Galvis, who profiles as a utility player. Rollins has 10 and 5 rights which allows him to block any trade. Thus far, he has expressed no interest in going to another team.

Jimmy Rollins SS LAD 7 months ago

Rollins (hamstring) will likely miss the rest of the season, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Rollins missed his 15th straight game Wednesday because of a strained hamstring. He has been making progress in his recovery, but the Phillies have no reason to push him to return before the season ends. Freddy Galvis will finish the season as the team's starting shortstop.

Jimmy Rollins SS LAD 7 months ago

Manager Ryne Sandberg said Tuesday that Rollins (hamstring) has not been ruled out for the final five games of the season, Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

Rollins hasn't played since September 8, but he's hoping to return for at least one game before the season concludes. He ran the bases and took batting and fielding practice over the weekend, but he's still not quite ready to return to the lineup. At this point, Rollins' status will be evaluated on a day-to-day basis.

Jimmy Rollins SS LAD 7 months ago

Manager Ryne Sandberg said Sunday that he had no update on Rollins (hamstring), the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

Rollins participated in batting and fielding practice this weekend, but was unable to return to the lineup. He has not started since straining his hamstring on Sept. 8.