Jimmy Rollins Not Making Giants Opening Day Roster

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SURPRISE, AZ – MARCH 04: Jimmy Rollins #7 of the San Francisco Giants bats against the Kansas City Royals during the first inning of the spring training game against the Kansas City Royals at Surprise Stadium on March 4, 2017 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The news finally broke that infielder Jimmy Rollins will not make the San Francisco Giants Opening Day roster. Rollins has struggled thing Spring by hitting .125 in 40 at-bats. It’s still not clear if Rollins will opt-out of his minor league contract or go down to the minors and hope to get called up in time.

The 38-year old Oakland Native is a career .261 hitter, but his last two season with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox, Rollins hit .224 and .221. It’s been a great career for J-Roll, but this could be the last straw. Only time will tell if he’s still got something left in the tank, but it won’t be on Opening Day for the Giants.

Career Highlights and Awards

World Series Champion (2008)
NL MVP (2007)
3× All-Star (2001, 2002, 2005)
4× Gold Glove Award (2007–2009, 2012)
Silver Slugger Award (2007)
Roberto Clemente Award (2014)
NL stolen base leader (2001)
All-World Baseball Classic Team (2009)
Member of the 20-20-20-20 Club
Philadelphia Phillies all-time hits leader

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