GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Former National League MVP Jimmy Rollins agreed Monday to a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox.
A three-time All-Star and four-time Gold Glove shortstop for Philadelphia, Rollins helped the Phillies win the World Series in 2008 and the NL pennant the following year.
The 37-year-old switch-hitter spent last season with the Los Angeles Dodgers, batting .224 with 13 home runs and 41 RBIs. He was fifth among NL shortstops with a .983 fielding percentage.
The 37-year-old Rollins figures to get a chance to win the starting job; Tyler Saladino played only 11 games at shortstop as a rookie last season. Chicago is trying to replace Alexei Ramirez.
Rollins was voted MVP in 2007, when he hit .296 with 30 homers and 94 RBIs.
Former MVP Rollins reaches minor league deal with White Sox