Los Angeles Dodgers Acquire Jimmy Rollins

The Dodgers made a major splash, as they have acquired former Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins, according to Jim Sallisbury and Buster Olney. Rollins, 36, is owed $11 million in 2015.

Rollins played well in 2014, hitting .243/.323/.394 with 17 home runs and stealing 28 bases while posting a WAR of 3.9. However, he struck out over 100 times for the first time since 2003.

Rollins' career is most likely headed into a downfall, so it is no surprise to see the Phillies trade him to build a new team that can hopefully compete for its first postseason appearance since 2011. The Dodgers are in winnow mode after losing veteran shortstop Hanley Ramirez.

Although it is currently unknown who the Phillies will be receiving, Ken Rosenthal reports that it could involve a third team.

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