Yankees Checked on Jimmy Rollins
Jul 23, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins (11) in the dugout during a game against the San Francisco Giants at Citizens Bank Park. The Giants won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
It’s no secret the New York Yankees need a shortstop. It’s not a surprise they checked on Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins.
ESPN’s Jayson Stark reports the Yankees indeed considered Rollins to fill the role Derek Jeter occupied for so long.
Stark also says general manager Ruben Amaro still thinks highly of Rollins.
Rollins has 10-and-5 rights and has been in the Phillies’ system his entire career.
Cole Hamels rumors continue to swirl and Stark reports Ruben Amaro has received offers on the southpaw ace.
According to Stark, Amaro isn’t the only one who sees he should only act on a Hamels deal for the right return.
Some recently reported potential suitors for Hamels include the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers.