Jimmy Rollins was officially traded from the Phillies to the Dodgers yesterday in exchange for right-hander Zach Eflin and left-hander Tom Windle. The veteran shortstop took to Twitter this morning to write a goodbye message to the city of Philadelphia:
Selected by the Phillies in the second round in 1996, Rollins leaves Philadelphia as one of the city’s sports icons. His 18-year journey was highlighted by three All-Star appearances, one National League MVP Award in 2007, five straight National League East titles, and one World Series championship in 2008. He heads to Los Angeles as the Phillies’ all-time leader in hits (2,306).
Rollins will make his return to Philadelphia when the Dodgers visit for a three-game series next August 4-6.