Reds Rumors: Cincinnati is Scott Rolen’s Top Choice

Veteran third baseman Scott Rolen still hasn’t decided if he’ll return for the 2013 season or call it a career, but if he does elect to play his first choice is to re-sign with the Cincinnati Reds, according to Jayson Stark of ESPN.

Rolen remains on the free agent market as he continues to mull retirement. The 37-year-old has spent 17 years at the major league level, garnering the 1997 National League Rookie of the Year Award along with seven All-Star appearances.

However, his production has tailed off over recent seasons, and the veteran is debating hanging his cleats up. He’s spent the past four seasons with the Reds after they acquired him from the Toronto Blue Jays for Edwin Encarnacion, Josh Roenicke and Zach Stewart.

Last season with the Reds, Rolen hit .245/.318/.398 with 17 doubles, two triples and eight home runs over 294 at-bats. He owns a career average of .281/.364/.490.

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2 Responses to Reds Rumors: Cincinnati is Scott Rolen’s Top Choice

  1. Scott Rolen would always have a place on my roster as long as he can walk and talk, he is a leader on and off the field and a player respected by all of his peers.

    1. He is a great leader, but if he can't physically play, teams have to be cautious about giving up the money and a roster spot.


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