Rollins would approve deal to the Dodgers
Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins would reportedly waive his no-trade clause to approve a potential deal with the Dodgers, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman. It’s unclear whether or not the Dodgers are actively pursuing Rollins, but Heyman indicates “there’s at least some chance” a deal could happen.
The 36-year-old Rollins showed he still has some pop in his bat this season, notching 17 home runs and 55 RBIs to go with a .243 batting average.
The Dodgers, of course, are obviously in the market for a starting shorstop after Hanley Ramirez left via free agency to join the Red Sox. Rollins would seemingly fit the “short-term upgrade” at shortstop that the Dodgers are said to be pursuing, according to MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick. However, the Dodgers don’t want to bring in an outside acquisition that could potentially block top prospect Corey Seager whenever he’s deemed Major League ready.
There doesn’t seem to be anything imminent on this front, but it’s at least worth noting that Rollins is willing to accept a move to Los Angeles.
— Paul Casella