Phillies hire Jimmy Rollins as special advisor

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Phillies executive VP David Buck announced on Tuesday that former shortstop Jimmy Rollins has been hired by the team as a special advisor. In his statement, Buck says Rollins’ responsibilities will include coaching during spring training, meeting with sponsors and suite holders, fan engagement, and community outreach.

Buck said, “It goes without saying that Jimmy was a huge part of the team’s success during the five-year run of division titles and he is one of the greatest players to wear the uniform. His acumen for both business and baseball makes this a natural fit. We are excited to have him back.”

Rollins, now 40 years old, signed a minor league contract with the Giants ahead of the 2017 season but was released at the end of spring training. Since his last stint in the majors in 2016, Rollins has moonlighted as a studio analyst for TBS during the postseason.

Dodgers sign Miguel Rojas to 1-year, $6M deal thru 2024

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LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to terms with infielder Miguel Rojas on a one-year, $6 million deal that takes him through the 2024 season.

The contract includes a salary of $5 million in 2024 and a club option salary of $5 million in 2025 with a $1 million buyout and charitable contributions.

The 33-year-old Rojas was acquired last month from the Miami Marlins for minor league infielder Jacob Amaya. He returns to the Dodgers for the second time, having made 85 appearances with the club in 2014 as a rookie.

Rojas hit .236 with six home runs and 36 RBIs in 140 games last season. He’s been in the majors for parts of nine seasons while playing five different defensive positions.