Jimmy Rollins unwilling to waive no-trade clause to join the Mets


Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins wouldn’t waive his no-trade clause in a trade involving the Mets, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports. Rollins has the no-trade clause via his 10-and-5 rights: players who have been on a major league roster for 10 seasons, including his current team for the most recent five, are given a full no-trade clause.

Rollins has repeatedly indicated his preference is to finish out his career with the Phillies, but the club will still attempt to move him to facilitate their rebuilding process.

Rollins, 36, is still among the better shortstops in baseball. During the 2014 season, he batted .243/.323/.394 which was slightly better than the average batting line for shortstops. He also contributed 17 home runs, 55 RBI, and 28 stolen bases. He’ll be a free agent after earning $11 million in 2015.

Report: Red Sox sign Kenley Jansen to 2-year, $32 million deal

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SAN DIEGO — Veteran closer Kenley Jansen and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a two-year, $32 million deal, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the agreement was pending a physical.

The 35-year-old Jansen went 5-2 with a 3.38 ERA in 64 innings for Atlanta this year. The three-time All-Star led the National League with 41 saves, helping the Braves win the NL East title.

Boston is looking to bounce back after it finished last in the AL East this season with a 78-84 record. The Red Sox went 92-70 in 2021 and lost to Houston in the AL Championship Series.

Jansen spent his first 12 seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers, winning a World Series title in 2020. The right-hander signed a $16 million, one-year contract with Atlanta in March.

Jansen has a 2.46 career ERA. He was an All-Star in 2016-2018.

His 391 career saves are the second-most among active players (behind Craig Kimbrel‘s 394) and eighth all time.