Jimmy Rollins returns to the Phillies
Jimmy Rollins was set to retire with the Phillies in 2019, and now he'll do so as an employee of the organization.

The all-time franchise leader in hits, Rollins has rejoined the franchise as a special advisor, Executive Vice President David Buck announced on Tuesday.

“It goes without saying that Jimmy was a huge part of the team’s success during the five-year run of division titles and he is one of the greatest players to wear our uniform,” said Buck. “His acumen for both business and baseball makes this a natural fit. We are excited to have him back.”

A 17-year veteran, Rollins spent 15 years with the Phillies and was the 2007 National League Most Valuable Player. He also was a three-time All-Star and played a pivotal part in the franchise's pennant run in the late 2000s that culminated with a World Series win in 2008.

Rollins will have a variety of duties on both the baseball and business sides of the organization, including – but not limited to – spring training coaching, meeting with sponsors and suite holders, fan engagement and community outreach.
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