“There haven’t been any negotiations, actually,” Rollins told CSN. “I know that Ruben [Amaro Jr., Phillies general manager] has reached out to my agent via text – that’s how you do it nowadays – sent a text or two, maybe an email, but that has pretty much been about it. I was out of the country so I told him I didn’t want to do anything while I was away, so it has not progressed in that nature.
“But, will I hit the free market? Who knows? I really don’t know right now. That’s telling the truth. I really don’t know right now. I know that something is going to be sent before that. It depends on the offer and that will definitely help me make a decision on whether I become a free agent or go ahead and wrap it up before that happens.”
Rollins, who turns 33 next month, was drafted by the Phillies in the second round of the 1996 draft. He has been their starting shortstop since the 2001 season. He won the National League MVP award in 2007, the first of 5 consecutive years the Phillies made the playoffs.
He batted .268 with 16 home runs, 63 RBI and 30 stolen bases this season.
After a heavy workload this season and a wrist injury, Freddy Galvis’ time in winter ball could be cut short.
The Phillies have petitioned Aguilas De Zulia, of the Venezuelan league, to release Galvis by Dec. 1, according to a report from Venezuelan sports website Agencia Deportiva de Noticias.
Galvis said he will play until that date and then see whether permission is granted for him to continue.
Galvis returned to the lineup this week after missing more than a week because of the injury. He is hitting .235 in five games with three runs scored.
In 104 games with Double A Reading and 33 with Triple A Lehigh Valley, he rang up 590 plate appearances. Overall, he his .278 with eight homers and 43 RBI.
Whether Galvis ends up with the Phillies or spends another season in the minors depends, at least in part, on what happens with Jimmy Rollins.
Galvis told the website that the immediate future is not in his hands. “All I can do is just work hard and wait for them to make the decision,” he said.