Fantasy owners were quick to write off Jimmy Rollins when he produced career-worst numbers as a 34-year-old in 2013, but then he came roaring back with 17 home runs and 28 stolen bases the following year. Those kinds of numbers make batting average practically irrelevant at a weak position, which may make you reluctant to give up on Rollins after another downer season. But should you really expect lightning to strike twice? He's 37 years old now. That's ancient by any position's standard, but especially shortstop, where many players cease to be viable at around age 30. It's not even clear his new team will offer him a chance to play every day. You could do worse if you miss out on all the up-and-comers in an NL-only league, but understand Rollins is just a fallback option even in that format.
Dodgers shortstop Jimmy Rollins went 3 for 5 with a triple and two runs in Friday's loss to Colorado. Rollins, like Ponce de Leon before him, is finding out that there is no such thing as a Fountain of Youth. The 36-year-old shortstop is set to mark career lows in batting average, on-base percentage and steals. It speaks to the lack of depth in the league at shortstop that Rollins still ranks among the top 11 at the position in doubles, homers and runs. Whether or not he belongs in your lineup is relative to your other options or lack there of.
Dodgers shortstop Jimmy Rollins (finger) is temporarily shut down after his finger continued to bother him while trying to throw Wednesday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports. The pain in Rollins' index finger resurfaced after he made 12 throws Wednesday. According to Gurnick, Rollins was able to swing a bat without pain and could be available as a pinch-runner Wednesday. However, it's doubtful that he'll be able to return to the field for Friday's contest.
Dodgers shortstop Jimmy Rollins (finger) remains out of the lineup Wednesday against the Rockies. Corey Seager will start again at shortstop, and with Rollins still unable to take part in batting practice or fielding drills as of Monday, a return following Thursday's off day for the veteran is looking questionable. Rollins was able to pinch-run Tuesday night, but he hasn't logged an at-bat in 10 days now.
Dodgers shortstop Jimmy Rollins (finger) remains out of the lineup Tuesday against the Rockies. Manager Don Mattingly had suggested this would be the case, but Rollins will indeed sit for an eighth straight game due to a finger injury. The skipper said over the weekend that he planned on playing Rollins over Corey Seager once Rollins was 100 percent, but he changed his tone a bit after Monday's game. "Right now, I take care of today," he said. "I don't have to look forward."
Dodgers veteran shortstop Jimmy Rollins will remain sidelined Monday with a hand injury that has kept him out for a week, per the Los Angeles Times. His continued absence means more action for hot-hitting rookie Corey Seager.
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