Yanks called Phillies about Jimmy Rollins; price tag “too high”


The New York  Yankees need to find a shortstop before Spring Training, but one thing they know, it’s not going to be the Philadelphia Phillies‘ Jimmy Rollins.

According to Jayson Stark of ESPN, the Yankees called Ruben Amaro inquiring about the availability of Jimmy Rollins. After the Phillies set a high asking price for Rollins, the Yankees moved on and are now looking elsewhere for a Derek Jeter replacement.

More from Stark:

Ruben Amaro wouldn’t confirm interest but said Rollins is “one of best SS in baseball still” (so he’d want a lot). Amaro said Rollins is “somebody we want on our club” & would be “very hard to replace.” Rollins was never asked to waive no-trade for NYY.

Rollins hit .243/.323/.394 in 138 games with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2014.

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