Jimmy Rollins joins Phillies as a special advisor

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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BY PATRICK GORDON
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