Jimmy Rollins
SS FA
3 months ago

Rollins has been officially released by the Giants, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is no surprise after Rollins was left off the club's Opening Day roster a few days ago. At 38 years old, it's hard to imagine Rollins wants anything to do with the minor leagues, so he'll test the market and see if there's anybody else looking for a veteran backup infielder. Rollins has managed an OPS over .700 just once in the past four years, so interest will likely be sparse.

Jimmy Rollins
SS FA
3 months ago

Manager Bruce Bochy informed Rollins on Tuesday that he did not make the Opening Day roster, CSN Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic reports.

EDGE Analysis

This news does not come as much of a surprise, as the 38-year-old hit just .125 (5-for-40) in 16 games this spring. Rollins has the option to remain in the organization as a minor league player, but no decision has made at this time.

Jimmy Rollins
SS FA
4 months ago

Rollins started at second base in Thursday's split squad game against the White Sox. The added position flexibility helps his case of making the 25-man roster, CSN Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rollins hadn't manned the keystone in 15 years, so the veteran shortstop is working on getting comfortable at the position in order to increase his value as a utility infielder. Manager Bruce Bochy said that the 38-year-old looked "pretty good" defensively playing second base. Rollins will compete with Kelby Tomlinson, Gordon Beckham, Jae-Gyun Hwang and Orlando Calixte for the utility infield spot on the 25-man roster.

Jimmy Rollins
SS FA
4 months ago

Rollins is playing multiple infield positions during spring training, focusing mainly on third base, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Brandon Crawford at shortstop and Joe Panik at second base, the news is to be expected. Rollins is bidding for a roster spot in his 18th major league season, but it seems the best he can hope for would be a backup role in a crowded infield. The four-time Gold Glove winner has never played a position other than shortstop, so it will certainly be an offseason of adjustment. Don't expect a miraculous comeback from the 38-year-old vet.

Jimmy Rollins
SS FA
6 months ago

Rollins is finalizing a minor league deal with the Giants on Monday, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran signed with the White Sox prior to last season but appeared in only 41 games before being DFA'd and subsequently released in mid-June. The 38-year-old hit .221/.295/.329 with eight RBI and five steals, mirroring his numbers from the 2015 campaign, which he spent with the Dodgers. At this point, it's difficult to gauge Rollins' chances of making the major league roster, but if the Giants opt to keep him around, it would likely be in a reduced, utility role.

Jimmy Rollins
SS FA
1 year ago

Rollins is expected to be released by the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Rollins was designated for assignment last Friday, and on Wednesday the club requested he be put on waivers with the intention of granting his unconditional release. The veteran shortstop was hitting just .221/.295/.329 in 41 games with Chicago, but he could draw the attention of a team looking to add middle infield depth.

Jimmy Rollins
SS FA
1 year ago

Rollins was designated for assignment by the White Sox on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Rollins managed just a .624 OPS over 41 games this season, so the team decided to remove him from the roster and call up top prospect Tim Anderson to take over as the team's regular shortstop. Rollins could garner a look from another team either via the waiver wire or free agency, but he is likely looking at a reserve role wherever he ends up.

Jimmy Rollins
SS FA
1 year ago

Rollins is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

Rollins went 0-for-2 with two walks and a run scored in Wednesday's loss after sitting out Tuesday's contest. He has continued to struggle this season, batting just .221 with an average that has been on the decline since May began. In his place, the White Sox will start Tyler Saladino at shortstop.

Jimmy Rollins
SS FA
1 year ago

Rollins is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Nationals, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rollins continues to struggle at the plate, as his slash line sits at just .224/.290/.333, and he'll head to the bench for the third time in the last six games. Tyler Saladino will handle the shortstop duties Tuesday, and it's possible Rollins continues to see more frequent days off down the road.

Jimmy Rollins
SS FA
1 year ago

Manager Robin Ventura said Rollins was supposed to start Wednesday, but he went with Tyler Saladino instead, the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rollins has served as the team's starting shortstop in 33 of the White Sox's 54 games, but he has begun to see his hold slip of late. Saladnio started four of the team's last five games and Rollins just concluded a month in which he posted a sub-.600 OPS. Of course, the battle between Rollins and Saladino may be moot if Tim Anderson gets the call.