GLENDALE, Ariz. — Former National League MVP Jimmy Rollins has agreed to a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox.

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. The 37-year-old switch-hitter spent last season with the Los Angeles Dodgers, batting .224 with 13 home runs and 41 RBI.

Rollins figures to get a chance to win the starting job; Tyler Saladino played only 11 games at shortstop as last season. Chicago is trying to replace Alexei Ramirez.

Rollins was voted MVP in 2007, when he hit .296 with 30 homers and 94 RBI.

Indians: Outfielder Michael Brantley hit off a tee last weekend, a significant step in his recovery from shoulder surgery.

Cleveland’s best all-around player had a torn labrum repaired in November and is expected to miss the start of the regular season.

PIRATES: Andrew McCutchen wants to end his career with Pittsburgh, but it will take a new contract to ensure that happens.

McCutchen, 29, has at least two seasons left on the $51.5 million deal he signed in 2012. On Monday, as position players reported to Pirates spring training camp, the All-Star center fielder did not blink when asked if he wants to extend his stay in Pittsburgh.

METS: Pitcher Jacob deGrom was held out of drills and a scheduled bullpen session because of a sore left groin.

DeGrom said he started to feel sore Sunday but went through all the drills and felt fine. He threw on flat ground Monday and said he felt fine.

BLUE JAYS: Slugger Jose Bautista said he has let the Blue Jays know what it would take to keep him, and is waiting for an answer. Bautista is entering the final year of his deal. The 35-year-old outfielder is coming off a 40-homer season in which he helped Toronto to an AL East title and its first postseason appearance since 1993.

YANKEES: Masahiro Tanaka is making progress after arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone spur from his pitching elbow last October.

The New York Yankees right-hander threw 31 pitches Monday during his third mound session.

n Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman was a no-show Monday at Yankees’ camp, but it was an “excused absence,” General Manager Brian Cashman said.

BRAVES: Outfielder Jeff Francoeur is returning to Atlanta, agreeing to a minor league contract.

Francoeur spent the 2015 season with Philadelphia, hitting .258 with 13 home runs and 45 RBI in 119 games.

CUBS: Chicago agreed to a minor league contract with former Milwaukee Brewers and Cincinnati Reds pitcher Manny Parra.

Commissioner Rob Manfred has made “additional progress” toward decisions on two of the first three cases under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy and he expects an announcement in the next couple of days.

“The substance of this policy uses a just cause standard and also creates kind of a clean slate,” Manfred said, speaking Monday during his visit to the Cactus League in Arizona. “I am giving really thorough consideration to the cases that I have in front of me and thinking their relevance obviously to the individual players, the individual facts most important, but also with an eye toward starting something new. It’s important to try to get these as right as possible. … We’re close to having an announcement with respect to two of the three.”

Manfred, who spoke three days after a media availability in Bonita Springs, Florida, would not specify which two cases he was going to rule on first.

MLB is investigating the Yankees’ Chapman, Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes and Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig.