Phillies name Jimmy Rollins special advisor to the President of Baseball Operations
The Philadelphia Phillies announced earlier today that Jimmy Rollins has been named special advisor to the President of Baseball Operations.
Rollins has served in the organization since 2019, working as a special advisor in many different departments of the team. Although he received a promotion, Rollins will still be on the broadcast team, for specific weekend games on NBC Sports Philadelphia. In his new role, he will serve in the front office assisting Dave Dombrowski, but will also occasionally assist the team on the field.
“The addition of Jimmy Rollins to our baseball operations department is a significant gain for the Phillies. As one of the franchise’s all-time greats, Jimmy brings tremendous baseball instincts and institutional knowledge of what it takes to win in Philadelphia. We look forward to his continued contributions to the Phillies.” – Dave Dombrowski, President of Baseball Operations
Jimmy Rollins’ Phillies Career
Jimmy Rollins is the greatest shortstop in Phillies history, the franchise’s all-time hits leader, and a World Series Champion. Throughout 15 seasons with the Phillies, Rollins was selected to three All-Star teams, won a Silver Slugger award, four Gold Gloves, and the 2007 National League Most Valuable Player Award.
Rollins is a career .267/.327/.424 hitter in Philadelphia. The legendary shortstop tallied over 9,500 at-bats in Philadelphia, with 216 HRs, 887 RBIs, 470 stolen bases, and a career OPS of .751. J-Roll’s name was on the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time in 2022, and he had a good turnout of voters. Rollins finished with 9.4% of the votes, passing the requirement of 5% to keep him on the ballot for 2023.
“I’m honored to move into baseball operations and assist Dave and his staff. The Phillies mean a great deal to me, and I’ll do whatever I can to help get this team back to where it belongs, and that’s deep in October.” – Jimmy Rollins
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