PHOENIX -- Jimmy Rollins found a new home for 2016, agreeing to terms with the White Sox on Monday on a minor league deal with an invitation to major league camp in spring training. Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago was the first to report the news.
It is the second new team for Rollins in as many years after spending his first 15 major league seasons in Philadelphia with the Phillies. It is also Rollins' second straight spring training at Camelback Ranch.
"We envision Jimmy contributing both on and off the field," said White Sox general manager Rick Hahn in a press release. "He provides us with another quality infield option with the potential to play a variety of roles, as well as another significant positive presence inside our clubhouse."
Rollins hit .224/.285/.358 with 13 home runs and 24 doubles in 144 games for the Dodgers in 2015, setting career lows in batting average, on-base percentage and OPS while posting the second-lowest slugging percentage of his career. Rollins also stole 12 bases in 20 attempts.
Rollins started 128 games at shortstop for the Dodgers, including 122 starts in the first 136 games of the season (89.7 percent of games). But after Rollins was relegated to reserve duty for two weeks with a sprained finger, Corey Seager stepped in and claimed the position. Rollins started only one of the five games of the National League Division Series against the Mets.
The now 37-year-old Rollins is 78 hits shy of 2,500 in his career, a milestone only 98 major league players have reached, and his 2,192 career games at shortstop ranks eighth all-time, 110 games behind Cal Ripken Jr. for fifth place.