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Scott Rolen | Third Baseman

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (39) / 4/4/1975
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said Thursday that he has no plans to reach out to free agent Scott Rolen.
Some have speculated that the Dodgers could reach out to Rolen now that Hanley Ramirez (thumb) will be out until late-May, but they plan to move ahead with internal options. As of now, Luis Cruz is likely to fill in at shortstop while Juan Uribe, Nick Punto and Jerry Hairston, Jr. will alternate at third base. Dee Gordon could also be an option at shortstop. Thu, Mar 21, 2013 04:28:00 PM

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Reds general manager Walt Jocketty announced Tuesday that the club will not be re-signing Scott Rolen.

Rolen still hasn't decided whether or not he wants to continue his playing career, and the Reds are going to move along without him. The 37-year-old said in a statement that he wants to keep his "options open." He batted just .245/.318/.398 last season for Cincinnati.
Tue, Feb 12, 2013 04:16:00 PM

John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer writes that some sort of announcement on Scott Rolen is "supposed to" be made Tuesday afternoon.

The exact nature of the announcement isn't yet clear, but Reds general manager Walt Jocketty has expressed interest in bringing Rolen back in a diminished role. Meanwhile, the 37-year-old third baseman has yet to decide whether he'll continue his career.
Tue, Feb 12, 2013 01:04:00 PM

Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said on MLB Network on Wednesday that Scott Rolen will "probably end up some other place than Los Angeles."

It's not a big surprise, as Colletti said on MLB Network Radio on Tuesday that he isn't having any conversations with Rolen and feels "pretty well set" with his roster. The Reds probably represent his best chance at continuing his career, but the 37-year-old has yet to make a decision on his plans for 2013.
Wed, Feb 6, 2013 01:52:00 PM

Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said on MLB Network Radio on Tuesday that he isn't having any conversations with free agent third baseman Scott Rolen.

The Dodgers have been mentioned as a possible landing spot, but Colletti feels his roster is "pretty well set." This means that Rolen's best chance at continuing his career with likely be with the Reds, though he would have to accept a reduced role and salary.
Tue, Feb 5, 2013 01:41:00 PM

Reds GM Walt Jocketty said Friday that Scott Rolen's status is still "up in the air", but that he hopes to resolve the situation before the weekend is through.

Rolen has decided to come back for another season, but the Reds aren't quite sure they have a role available for him. Todd Frazier is slated to be the everyday third baseman, and Jack Hannahan was brought in to serve as his backup. The 37-year-old has also drawn interest from the Dodgers.
Fri, Feb 1, 2013 10:02:00 PM

Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said "there's a chance" Scott Rolen returns to the team in 2013.

Rolen has decided to come back for another season, but there might not be enough playing time available with the Reds to make him happy. "I think there’s a chance we get something worked out," Jocketty said. "We’re talking about the details — how much opportunity is there." The Dodgers have interest in Rolen and would be able to offer him more playing time.
Thu, Jan 31, 2013 08:00:00 PM

According to beat writer John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, free agent Scott Rolen "wants to play."

Fay suspects that money could be an issue with the Reds, who are "at or above their budget for payroll," and that Rolen could ultimately wind up with the Dodgers. The 37-year-old third baseman batted just .245/.318/.398 last season for Cincy but could see regular playing time in Los Angeles if he's healthy. Luis Cruz is currently penciled in as the Dodgers' starter at the hot corner.
Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:53:00 AM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly has spoken to free agent third baseman Scott Rolen.

ESPN's Buster Olney has reported in recent weeks that the Dodgers have considered making a run at Rolen, but the 37-year-old would prefer to stay in Cincinnati if he continues his career. Still a gold glove caliber defender, if healthy Rolen would represent an upgrade over Luis Cruz at third base for the Dodgers.
Sat, Jan 26, 2013 04:31:00 PM

Scott Rolen hasn't made up his mind about retirement.

ESPN's Buster Olney reported last week that the Dodgers were mulling making a run at Rolen, but he has told people that if he continues his career, he would prefer to stay with the Reds. Given that the Reds plan to use Todd Frazier as their starting third baseman and Jack Hannahan as a utility man, it's hard to see them as a fit.
Tue, Jan 22, 2013 12:28:00 PM

Buster Olney of ESPN.com reports that the Dodgers have evaluated Scott Rolen as a possible target.

Rolen still isn't sure if he'll play in 2013 or retire, but if he does decide to come back, there apparently will at least be a little bit of a market for him. The Reds have also expressed interested in bringing him back, but Rolen would have a better shot at playing time in L.A. The Dodgers are currently slated to go with Luis Cruz at third base in 2013.
Tue, Jan 15, 2013 06:27:00 PM

Scott Rolen still hasn't decided on retirement.

Rolen turns 38 years old in April and registered a weak .698 OPS over the last two seasons in Cincinnati, but the Reds have expressed some amount of openness to bringing him back and the free agent third baseman has yet to officially close any doors on his playing career. John Fay, who is the Reds beat writer for the Cincinnati Enquirer, thinks that Rolen will ultimately call it quits. But Rolen hasn't spoken to the media all offseason.
Tue, Jan 15, 2013 04:29:00 PM

Scott Rolen has been in "periodic contact" with Reds GM Walt Jocketty, according to MLB.com's Mark Sheldon.

"We spoke before the holidays," Jocketty confirmed. "He hasn’t decided (on retirement). It could be another week to 10 days." Rolen is 37 years old and hit .245/.318/.398 during the 2012 regular season. But he apparently has some drive to continue his playing career and the Reds apparently have some interest in bringing him back.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Thu, Jan 3, 2013 09:22:00 AM

According to Danny Knobler of CBS Sports, Scott Rolen has suggested to the Reds that he may want to come to spring training in hopes of playing another season.

Knobler writes that the Reds would be "more than happy to give him a chance," as they believe he could help on the field and in the clubhouse. The Reds acquired Jason Donald on Tuesday night and are set to sign Jack Hannahan as a backup to Todd Frazier at third base, so it's hard to see him as a fit with Cincinnati. But he apparently isn't ready to retire yet.
Source: CBS Sports
Wed, Dec 12, 2012 12:12:00 PM

Scott Rolen's agent, Seth Levinson, told John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer that his client is still undecided about whether he'll play in 2013 or retire.

Rolen will be 38 in April and wants to take more time before making a decision. He likely would have to accept a one-year deal with a low guarantee and a part-time role.
Wed, Dec 5, 2012 12:45:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Brayan Peña
1B1Joey Votto
2Donald Lutz
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Ramon Santiago
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
2Jack Hannahan
LF1Ryan Ludwick
2Chris Heisey
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Kristopher Negron
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Johnny Cueto
2Mat Latos
3Homer Bailey
4Mike Leake
5Alfredo Simon
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Jonathan Broxton
3JJ Hoover
4Sam LeCure
5Manny Parra
6Logan Ondrusek
7Trevor Bell
8Jumbo Diaz
9Carlos Contreras
10Sean Marshall