Rollins is expected to be released by the White Sox. Rollins was designated for assignment last Friday, and on Wednesday the club requested he be put on waivers with the intention of granting his unconditional release. The veteran shortstop was hitting just .221/.295/.329 in 41 games with Chicago, but he could draw the attention of a team looking to add middle infield depth.
Rollins was designated for assignment by the White Sox on Friday. Rollins managed just a .624 OPS over 41 games this season, so the team decided to remove him from the roster and call up top prospect Tim Anderson to take over as the team's regular shortstop. Rollins could garner a look from another team either via the waiver wire or free agency, but he is likely looking at a reserve role wherever he ends up.
Rollins is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Nationals. Rollins went 0-for-2 with two walks and a run scored in Wednesday's loss after sitting out Tuesday's contest. He has continued to struggle this season, batting just .221 with an average that has been on the decline since May began. In his place, the White Sox will start Tyler Saladino at shortstop.
Rollins is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Nationals, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Rollins continues to struggle at the plate, as his slash line sits at just .224/.290/.333, and he'll head to the bench for the third time in the last six games. Tyler Saladino will handle the shortstop duties Tuesday, and it's possible Rollins continues to see more frequent days off down the road.
Manager Robin Ventura said Rollins was supposed to start Wednesday, but he went with Tyler Saladino instead, the Chicago Tribune reports. Rollins has served as the team's starting shortstop in 33 of the White Sox's 54 games, but he has begun to see his hold slip of late. Saladnio started four of the team's last five games and Rollins just concluded a month in which he posted a sub-.600 OPS. Of course, the battle between Rollins and Saladino may be moot if Tim Anderson gets the call.
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