With Corey Seager’s emergence with one of baseball’s brightest futures, Jimmy Rollins finds himself on the outside looking in. As a shortstop, he has zero chance to return to L.A., but might be play on the other side of second base?
Rollins has slipped athletically as Father Time remains undefeated and had a disappointed 2015 campaign for the Dodgers, so he pretty much has to remain flexible if he wants to stay in baseball.
This, via Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports:
Source: Multiple teams have inquired about Jimmy Rollins playing 2B. Rollins open to idea, but waiting to see if SS opportunities develop.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 8, 2016
The Dodgers have said — and repeated — that they are comfortable with what they have at second, so Rollins returning next season is pretty much out of the question at this point.
While players go through down years, by all reports Rollins remained a professional and continues to do so as he sounds willing to do whatever it might take to remain in MLB.
All we can do is wish him luck moving forward.
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