Former MVP Rollins reaches minor league deal with White Sox

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Monday, February 22, 2016

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.