The Phillies have reached an agreement to bring back shortstop Jimmy Rollins for at least three more seasons.
Jimmy Rollins has agreed to 3-year deal with #Phillies with vesting option for 4th year, says BB source
The 33 year-old Rollins is coming off one of his best seasons in years. His .268 batting average was the highest it's been since 2008. His 3.8 WAR is also the highest it's been since 2008 when he had a WAR of 5.6.
One of the big reasons for Rollins bounce-back 2011 was the increase in line drives. In 2010 Rollins had a line drive percentage of 16.8 – the lowest of his career, by far. In 2011 that percentage jumped back up to 20.2, which is more on par with the rest of his career.
At 33, some may say Rollins has lost some of his baserunning and fielding ability. Terms of the deal are still unknown.