by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
Dodgers, Phillies officially announce Jimmy Rollins trade
Shortstop Jimmy Rollins has officially been traded from the Phillies to the Dodgers, according to the official website of both clubs on Friday. The Dodgers acquired Rollins and cash considerations from the Phillies for left-hander Tom Windle and right-hander Zach Eflin. Both sides initially agreed to the trade during the winter meetings. Rollins, 36, has a career .230/.277/.345 slash line over 200 at-bats at Dodger Stadium. He hit .243/.323/.394 over 538 at-bats last season. He's in the final year of his contract, and is set to make $11 million next year.
by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer
Pair of Dodgers' prospects make pro debut
Dodgers pitching prospects Chris Anderson and Tom Windle made their pro debuts for Class A Great Lakes Wednesday. Anderson, who was the 18th pick in June's draft, allowed one hit in two scoreless innings and struck out five. "Strikeouts come. I mean, I'm a power pitcher," Anderson said, per MLB.com. "I know strikeouts are going to be there. But the goal isn't to strike out every hitter. I just want to attack the zone -- throw strikes -- and if I do, I'll get guys out." Windle, who was selected in the second round (56th overall), tossed two scoreless innings as well, allowing one walk and striking out two. "Strikeouts and groundouts come usually for me," Windle said. "Right away I had the ball down in the zone, and with this good defense behind me, they're going to be making those plays every time."