New York Daily News
Rollins signs deal with White Sox
Looking to add an experienced shortstop, the Chicago White Sox acquired a former National League MVP.
Jimmy Rollins agreed Monday to a minor league contract with the White Sox, who hope he can bring provide leadership as well as a solid glove and bat. He would get a $2 million, oneyear contract if added to the 40-man roster.
A three-time All-Star and four-time Gold Glove shortstop for Philadelphia, Rollins helped the Phillies win the World Series in 2008 and the NL pennant the following year.
A switch-hitter, he struggled at the plate in his lone season with the Los Angeles Dodgers, hitting .224 last year with 13 homers and 41 RBI.
Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski says he is not concerned about Pablo Sandoval’s weight.
After agreeing to a $95 million, fiveyear contract with the Red Sox, Sandoval hit .245 with a .292 on-base percentage and .366 slugging percentage — all career lows. He started just 122 games at third base, well below his career high of 150 in 2014 for San Francisco, and his range in the field appeared limited. He also abandoned switch-hitting during the season after going 2-for-41 (.049) with 12 strikeouts from the right side.
PISTONS NIX THREE-WAY TRADE
The Detroit Pistons rescinded a three-player, three-team trade with the Houston Rockets and Philadelphia 76ers on Monday.
Pistons general manager Jeff Bower said all the players involved in the deal were not cleared medically. He did not provide details, citing medical privacy.
Houston had traded guard Marcus Thornton and center Donatas Motiejunas to Detroit last week for center Joel Anthony and a protected, first-round draft pick this year. The Rockets also made the move to acquire the draft rights of forward Chukwudiebere Maduabum from Philadelphia.
After the Pistons killed the trade, they beat LeBron James and the Cavaliers. Reggie Jackson scored 23 points, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 19 and Detroit withstood Cleveland’s late comeback for a 96-88 win.
Stephen Curry scored 36 points and the Golden State Warriors became the fastest team in NBA history to 50 wins, beating the Atlanta Hawks 102-92. The Warriors (50-5) eclipsed the mark set by the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls, who needed one more game to win their 50th. Of course, that’s the team Golden State is chasing, moving another step closer to the record 72-10 mark put up by Michael Jordan & Co. at the height of their six-titles-in-eightyears dynasty.