GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Looking to add an experienced shortstop, the Chicago White Sox acquired a former National League MVP.
Jimmy Rollins agreed Monday to a minor league contract with the White Sox, who hope he can bring provide leadership as well as a solid glove and bat. He would get a $2 million, one-year contract if added to the 40-man roster.
The White Sox are scheduled to hold their first full-squad workout on Wednesday. Rollins, 37, is expected to report on Thursday.
A three-time All-Star and four-time Gold Glove shortstop for Philadelphia, Rollins helped the Phillies win the World Series in 2008 and the NL pennant the following year.
A switch-hitter, he struggled at the plate in his lone season with the Los Angeles Dodgers, hitting .224 last year with 13 homers and 41 RBIs.
The White Sox are trying to replace Alexei Ramirez at shortstop. Rollins will compete with Tyler Saladino, who played only 11 games at the position as a rookie last season.