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Phillies great Jimmy Rollins agrees to minor league deal with White Sox

The Phillies' all-time hit king will compete for the starting shortstop job in Chicago this spring.
Jimmy Rollins is focused on extending his career.Getty Images

When Jimmy Rollins became the Phillies' franchise all-timeleading hitter two seasons ago, there was one thing left on his baseball bucket list.

The former MLB All-Star, World Series Champion and NL MVP had seemingly done it all. But he wanted 3,000 hits.

As a Dodger, following an offseason trade, Rollins did very little to inch closer to the milestone, batting just .224, upping his career total to 2,422.

A free agent this offseason, Rolling opted not to serve as a super utility player with two franchises offering him jobs, (according to Ken Rosenthal)instead inking a deal with the White Sox where he has a chance to start at shortstop. It's a minor-league deal.


"We envision Jimmy contributing both on and off the field,'' said White Sox general manager Rick Hahn, per ESPN.com.

The low-risk high-reward move is a smart one for the Sox, who will surely benefit from Rollins' experience and leadership. The 37-year-old is also still able to steal bags and hit homers, with 13 stolen bases and 12 home runs with Los Angeles in 2015.

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