Scott Rolen 3B CIN Dec 30 '78
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.
Scott Rolen 3B CIN Nov 23 '78
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.
Scott Rolen 3B CIN Nov 23 '78
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.
Scott Rolen 3B CIN Nov 17 '78
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.
Scott Rolen 3B CIN Nov 16 '78
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.
Scott Rolen 3B CIN Nov 13 '78
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.
Scott Rolen 3B CIN Nov 12 '78
Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said "there's a chanc" 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.
Scott Rolen 3B CIN Nov 11 '78
According to 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 wind up with the Dodgers. The 37-year-old third baseman batted just .245/.318/.398 last season 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.
Scott Rolen 3B CIN Nov 06 '78
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.
Scott Rolen 3B CIN Nov 02 '78
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.