Phillies hire Jimmy Rollins as a special adviser

Matt Leon
January 29, 2019 - 2:30 pm

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — One of the greatest Phillies players ever is coming back to the organization.

Jimmy Rollins has been hired as a special adviser. The team says he will work on both the baseball and business sides of the organization. Some of his duties will include coaching during spring training and community outreach.

“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 Phillies Executive Vice President David Buck. “His acumen for both business and baseball makes this a natural fit.  We are excited to have him back.”

Rollins spent 15 seasons with the Phillies and he is the franchise's all-time leader in hits with 2,306.

He won the 2007 National League MVP award, made the NL All-Star team three times and won four Gold Glove awards as a player in Philadelphia. He was also a big reasons why the Phils won the 2008 World Series and won five straight National League East titles from 2007 to 2011.