The Phillies had to make a contract decision regarding Cody Asche by 8 p.m.
Rollins was drafted in 2011 by Toronto. In 2012, he was traded to the Astros in a deal that involved Ben Francisco and J.A. Happ. He was selected by Seattle in the 2014 Rule 5 Draft, then suspended in 2015 for testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.
Then Seattle designated him for assignment. On waivers, the Cubs claimed him. Then the Cubs designated him for assignment. On waivers, the Rangers claimed him. That was about a week ago. Now he’s a Phillie.
Last season, for Seattle, Rollins wemt 1-0 with a 7.71 ERA in 11 games. He struck out six and walked seven. For triple-A Tacoma the lefty went 5-0 with a 3.77 ERA in 37 games, striking out 32 and walking six.
As for Asche, a team can claim him. He hit .213/.284/.350 in 218 plate appearances last season. For his career he’s a .240/.298/.385 hitter with 31 career home runs.