Corey Seager praises former teammate Jimmy Rollins

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When he was with the Phillies, shortstop Jimmy Rollins was frequently criticized — both by fans and by members of the media — over a perceived lack of hustle. His work ethic and commitment to the team were challenged multiple times. He butted heads with managers Charlie Manuel and Ryne Sandberg on a handful of occasions.

Dodgers uber prospect Corey Seager has, likely unintentionally, challenged that perception of Rollins after he praised his former teammate. From CSN Chicago’s Dan Hayes:

Seager usurped Rollins’ hold on the starting shortstop job when he was called up to the majors in September.

Rollins, 37, signed a minor league contract with the White Sox on Monday which guarantees a salary of $2 million if he makes the major league roster. He’ll attempt to put last season’s woes in his rear view mirror, as he finished with a career-worst .224/.285/.358 triple-slash line along with 13 home runs, 41 RBI, 71 runs scored, and 12 stolen bases in 563 plate appearances.