Scott Rolen has spent so much of his recent career and left so much of himself in Cincinnati, that it would be a shame if the team did not at least try to bring him back in some capacity. However, with rumors swirling about other teams interested in the third baseman and that Rolen may actually call it a career, there's no clear answer as to whether the Reds will bring him back.
John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer confirmed there was no news in regards to an update on contract talks between the Reds and Rolen.
Asked Jocketty about Rolen. Nothing new. #reds
— John Fay (@johnfayman) January 23, 2013
Rolen has spent the last four seasons in Cincinnati. This comes after six years in St. Louis and seven year in Philadelphia before that. Rolen has had a nice career, a long career. But it's ben marred by injuries. Specifically, Rolen has death with shoulder injuries that probably kept him from being one of the best third baseman the game has seen - and that's not hyperbole.
Rolen, in his 17 Major League seasons, has hit .281/.364/.490. He has hit 316 home runs. Rolen has also played fantastic defense throughout his career. Now, as the injuries seem to be catching up to him (Rolen only played in 157 games combined between the last two seasons), the question is whether Rolen will be back.