LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 16: Jimmy Rollins #11 of the Philadelphia Phillies celebrates after hitting a homerun in the third inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on July 16, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
The Los Angeles Dodgers, who are reportedly in the market for a pitcher and hitter this summer, have "some interest" in Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins, reports Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com:
The Dodgers, who are short on prospects but long on both money and needs, have some interest in the Phillies shortstop, sources said Monday.
On the season, youngster Dee Gordon has been the Dodgers primary shortstop. The 24-year-old recently went down with an injury, and since then LA has used a combination of Juan Uribe and Luis Cruz to man short.
While Gordon has been prolific on the base paths, he’s been less-than-stellar at the plate. He and the Dodgers other shortstop have combined to produce a line of only .230/.285/.302 this season.
Rollins got off to a rough start in 2012, but he maintained an OPS of .936 over the month of June and has hit at a clip of .256/.319/.512 in July. On the year, the 33-year-old has posted an OPS of .739.
There are two other things that will come into play when any Rollins’ trade is discussed; the three-year, $33 million contract he signed this off-season and his 10-5 rights which provide him with full no-trade protection.
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