(CBS) The White Sox have signed former All-Star shortstop Jimmy Rollins to a minor league deal, according to 670 The Score’s Bruce Levine.
Rollins, 37, hit .224 with 13 home runs and 41 RBIs in 144 games last season for the Dodgers. Rollins is a three-time All-Star and 2007 NL MVP who has played 16 big league seasons.READ MORE: Woman Shot In Shoulder While Standing Inside Lawndale Home
Last week, the White Sox were reported to be interested in free-agent shortstop Ian Desmond, previously of the Nationals. They have also been linked to free-agent outfielder Dexter Fowler.
White Sox general manager Rick Hahn has stated that the team’s plan is to play Tyler Saladino at shortstop, though he left open the option to add a shortstop this offseason.READ MORE: While Investigating Murders Of Abigail Williams And Liberty German, Police Seek Information On Social Media Profile With Stolen Images Of Male Model
“We envision Jimmy contributing both on and off the field,” Hahn said in a statement. “He provides us with another quality infield option with the potential to play a variety of roles, as well as another significant positive presence inside our clubhouse.”
Rollins will report to spring training and join the White Sox in Glendale, Arizona.MORE NEWS: Jussie Smollett Returns To Witness Stand Tuesday
The deal was first reported by Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com.