Jimmy Rollins open to trade if Phillies ‘blow everything up’

Jimmy Rollins

Philadelphia Phillies‘ all-time hits leader, Jimmy Rollins is open to being traded to continue his career elsewhere, reports ESPN.com.

Rollins told reporters that he would consider waiving his no-trade rights if the Phillies “blow everything up.”

“It really depends if everything is blown up,” Rollins told reporters. “Then you take that into consideration. If they blow everything up, then of course.”

Rollins passed Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt atop Philadelphia’s hit list Saturday with a single to right field for his 2,235th career hit.

Rollins will make $11 million this season and has an $11 million vesting option for 2015.  He has softened his stance on his no-trade rights but maintained that he prefers to remain in Philadelphia.

“Fortunately, I don’t have to worry about that right now,” the shortstop told reporters. “But if that time does come, and it’s time to go … people move on.”

Rollins, a 15-year veteran, has won four Gold Gloves, made three All-Star teams and was the 2007 NL MVP.  He is one of 19 players in major league history with at least 400 doubles, 100 triples and 200 home runs.

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