CSNPhilly’s Jim Salisbury is reporting that the Dodgers have picked up Jimmy Rollins from the Phillies to fill the hole at shortstop opened up by Hanley Ramirez’s exit.
Salisbury is reporting that the Phillies will get two minor league pitchers in return.
The 36-year-old Rollins has one year left on the four-year, $44 million contract he signed with the Phillies prior to the 2012 season. He had spent his entire 15-year career with the Phillies, hitting .267/.327/.424 with 216 homers in 8,628 at-bats. He departs as the franchise’s all-time hits leader with 2,306.
Rollins is coming off his best season since 2011, having hit .243/.323/.394 with 17 homers and 28 steals in 538 at-bats. He hasn’t produced the kind of OBPs one would like from a top-of-the-order hitter in several years, but he’s an average offensive shortstop in his worst years and still an above average defender even after all of this time.
As a 10-and-5 player, Rollins had full no-trade protection.