Top Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop prospect Corey Seager isn't quite ready from a promotion to the majors just yet, but veteran starting shortstop Jimmy Rollins knows that Seager (and not himself) represents the future of the Dodgers franchise.
"That's their future," Rollins said on Friday, via FOX Sports. "He's going to have 15-16-plus years to play, and I have much less than that.
"My job isn't to throw him off track -- that's impossible. He's doing his thing. He's going to get his shot. My job is to help this team win at this very moment. I can't worry about the future.
"Ten years ago? Yeah. That would have been different. It would have been more of a competition to me. It's definitely less of a competition. Eventually, it's going to be his spot. It's hard to use the word, 'inevitable' in sports, but that's the natural progression."
The 36-year-old Rollins is hitting just .203 with a .617 OPS in his debut 2015 season with the Dodgers.Back to the Los Angeles Dodgers Newsfeed