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Scott Rolen is still unsure if he wants to play again or retire

Jan 3, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

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Every few weeks we do an update on Scott Rolen that basically says he’s still trying to decide if he wants to play in 2013 or retire, and apparently the 38-year-old remains undecided.

Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports that Rolen “has been in periodic contact” with the Reds, who despite being committed to Todd Frazier as the starting third baseman have “interest in bringing Rolen back if he wants to play.”

General manager Walt Jocketty estimated that Rolen will make a decision within the next 7-10 days, but Sheldon speculates that it’ll be longer because “there really is no need for Rolen to make some sort of announcement, as long as the club hasn’t set any kind of deadline.”

In other words, as long as the Reds leave the door open Rolen can take his sweet time and not have to worry about changing his mind. For whatever it’s worth, Sheldon predicts that Rolen will eventually decide to call it quits after hitting .245 with eight homers and a .716 OPS in 92 games last season.

  1. contraryguy - Jan 3, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    “Every few weeks we do an update on Scott Rolen that basically says he’s still trying to decide if he wants to play in 2013 or retire, and apparently the 38-year-old remains undecided”

    Clearly Scott needs to talk to Brett Favre and find out how to step this up to daily news releases.

  2. iladel90 - Jan 3, 2013 at 9:02 PM

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  3. westcoastredbird - Jan 4, 2013 at 12:15 AM

    Dude hasn’t been the same player since his collision at first with Dodger 1st Baseman Hee Can’t Hit!

  4. mazblast - Jan 4, 2013 at 11:11 PM

    If you’re wondering whether you want to come back, you don’t want to.

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