Jimmy Rollins would accept a trade to the Dodgers

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Jimmy Rollins has the ability to veto any trade, so there have been plenty of stories about the Phillies shortstop not being willing to accept potential moves to other teams.

However, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com Rollins would accept a trade to the Dodgers … if the Dodgers are interested.

Los Angeles lost shortstop Hanley Ramirez to free agency and could be looking for a short-term stop gap to keep the position warm until top prospect Corey Seager is ready. Rollins would fit that bill at age 36 and with one season (and $11 million) remaining on his contract.

Of course, Heyman says “the Phillies seeek a big-time prospect in return” for Rollins and … well, that ain’t happening.

White Sox acquire reliever Franklin German in trade with Red Sox

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CHICAGO — The Chicago White Sox acquired reliever Franklin German in a trade with the Boston Red Sox.

The White Sox sent minor league right-hander Theo Denlinger to Boston for German, who made his major league debut in September. Right-hander Jason Bilous was designated for assignment to make room for German on Chicago’s 40-man roster.

The 25-year-old German played for Double-A Portland and Triple-A Worcester for most of last season, going 5-2 with a 2.72 ERA and seven saves in in 43 relief appearances. The right-hander had no record and an 18.00 ERA in five appearances with the Red Sox.

German, a fourth-round pick in the 2018 amateur draft, was designated for assignment when Boston acquired reliever Richard Bleier in a trade with Miami.

The 26-year-old Denlinger had a 2-2 record and a 4.47 ERA in 40 appearances last season with Class A Winston-Salem and Double-A Birmingham. He was a seventh-round selection in the 2021 draft out of Bradley University.