2011 St. Louis Cardinals Rumors: Cards Interested In Shortstop Jimmy Rollins

According to ESPN's Jim Bowden, new Cardinals manager Mike Matheny went on the radio Tuesday afternoon and said that free agent Jimmy Rollins is among the options at shortstop being considered by the club:

Mike Matheny just told us that Jimmy Rollins, Rafael Furcal and Alex Gonzalez are all in their mix for SS

Furcal could still be re-signed by the Cardinals, though they had expressed concerns over his affordability in the past. But if they're looking at bringing in Jimmy Rollins, who made $8.5 million in Philadelphia in 2011, maybe money is less of a concern. Alex Gonzalez figures to be the cheapest option of the three.

Rollins, who is the youngest of the three, hit .268/338/.399 with 16 home runs and 63 RBI in 2011.

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