Phillies shortstop gets one-year deal
"He's an integral part of our club and he stabilizes the middle of our infield. He's been one of the most consistent defensive shortstops in the National League and we feel he has more to offer us offensively in 2004," assistant general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said.
Rollins, 25, was an All-Star in 2001 and 2002, lead the NL in triples in both seasons and tying for the stolen-base lead with 46 as a rookie in 2001.
He hit .263 with eight homers and 62 RBIs last year. Rollins' career-high 42 doubles led the team and were tied for third among major league shortstops.
Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press
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