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Giants sign Jimmy Rollins to minor-league deal

The veteran will compete for a roster spot during spring training.

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The Giants have signed veteran shortstop Jimmy Rollins to a minor-league deal with an invite to major-league spring training, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com. The deal will reportedly pay $1 million if Rollins makes the major-league roster.

Rollins, 38, searched for a new home this winter after appearing in only 41 games for the White Sox last season before being released in mid-June. The veteran hit just .221/.295/.329 with two homers for the ChiSox before being replaced at shortstop by top prospect Tim Anderson.

Rollins will serve as depth behind Brandon Crawford for the Giants, likely competing for a spot on the team during spring training. The 2007 National League MVP was a major-league starter just two years ago, playing 144 games for the Dodgers in 2015.

Rollins is a veteran of 17 major-league seasons with the Phillies (2000-14), Dodgers (2015) and White Sox (2016), and owns a career .264/.324/.418 line in that span. He owns four Gold Gloves and has been named an All-Star on three occasions.