Sox Sign Former MVP Rollins to Minor-League Pact; Lawrie, Cabrera Arrive in Camp

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Monday, February 22, 2016

Today’s Spring Training News

White Sox Sign Rollins

The Sox have signed veteran shortstop Jimmy Rollins to a minor-league deal with an invite to spring training. The 2007 NL MVP and three-time All-Star in his 15 years with the Phillies, Rollins played for the Dodgers last season.

The photo above shows Rollins with Sox legend Paul Konerko when the two players were announced as co-winners of the 2014 Roberto Clemente Award for charitable work and sportsmanship.

Rollins is expected to join the club on Thursday.

Quote of the Day

GM Rick Hahn on Rollins:

“We envision Jimmy contributing both on and off the field. He provides us with another quality infield option with the potential to play a variety of roles, as well as another significant positive presence inside our clubhouse.”

Arrivals

Brett Lawrie and Melky Cabrera (shown in photos below) both checked into camp today. Brett, the new Sox second baseman, was quick to say that the club has World Series-caliber talent.

While the great majority of position players reported to camp early, the first official full-squad workout is tomorrow.

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Carlos Rodon on Sporting News List of 2016 Breakout Players

http://www.sportingnews.com/list/4695821-mlb-breakout-players-2016-fantasy-stroman-baez-rodon-franco

Around the Horn

Read about Todd Frazier‘s impact on the Sox, Carson Fulmer‘s first big-league camp and Adam LaRoche‘s quest for success.

https://www.sportsmanias.com/news/chicago-white-sox/todd-frazier-arrives-with-a-bat-and-a-personality-that-could-enliven-white-sox/56ca225b4e633689698b4e89

http://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/7/71/1342935/carson-fulmer-soaking-first-big-league-camp

http://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/7/71/1342796/white-sox-adam-laroche-still-looking-make-connection-dh

Photo of the Day

The Radio City Music Hall Rockettes? No, just Sox pitchers and catchers going through their conditioning drills.

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