News: Manager Don Mattingly said Tuesday that Rollins will hit leadoff for the Dodgers this season, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports.
Impact: Rollins hit almost exclusively out of the two hole for the Phillies last season, but it appears he will move up a spot with his new squad. He is now 36 years old, but assuming he stays relatively healthy and remains atop the order, he should have no trouble reaching 600 plate appearances for the fifth year in a row, and 14th time in 15 seasons.
News: Rollins, acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies on Dec. 19 for four minor league pitchers, will open the Cactus League schedule Wednesday against the Chicago White Sox at Camelback in the leadoff spot. Manager Don Mattingly said he saw Rollins hit from first through third for Philadelphia. "I think on our club, we look at Jimmy as that guy at the top," Mattingly said.
Impact: Rollins, a three-time All-Star and the 2007 NL MVP, led off for the Phillies in 19 of 131 starts last season. He batted .243 with 17 homers, 55 RBI and 28 stolen bases in 2014.