Report: Dodgers acquire Jimmy Rollins from Phillies


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.

Mets claim Sam Coonrod off waivers from Phillies

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NEW YORK — The active New York Mets added another newcomer to their bullpen mix when they claimed reliever Sam Coonrod off waivers from the NL East rival Philadelphia Phillies.

Coonrod had a 7.82 ERA in 12 appearances covering 12 2/3 innings last year for the National League champions. The right-hander is 7-5 with a 5.27 ERA and five saves in 105 games over four major league seasons with San Francisco and Philadelphia. He has struck out 95 and walked 44 in 97 1/3 innings.

The 30-year-old Coonrod was designated for assignment by the Phillies last week when they signed free agent infielder Josh Harrison.

To make room on the 40-man roster, outfielder Khalil Lee was designated for assignment by the Mets.