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Reds GM Walt Jocketty hopes for resolution on Scott Rolen as soon as this weekend

Feb 1, 2013, 9:39 PM EST

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We heard yesterday that veteran third baseman Scott Rolen was leaning toward returning for another season, but it’s not clear whether he’ll do so as a member of the Reds. We might not have to wait much longer to find out.

According to Mark Sheldon of MLB.com, Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said today that Rolen’s status is “still up in the air,” but that he’s hoping to “get it resolved this weekend.” Just where he’d fit on the Reds’ roster is unknown, but Jocketty said his role would be determined during spring training.

Rolen would almost certainly have to take a backseat to Todd Frazier after he batted just .245/.318/.398 with eight home runs, 39 RBI and a .716 OPS over 92 games last season. The Dodgers have also expressed interest in him this winter and could present a better opportunity and quite possibly, a more lucrative offer.

  1. plmathfoto - Feb 1, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    Seriously cannot wait for this guy to sign already, was once a great ballplayer, but you know the off season is slow when there’s been umpteen articles on this blog about him and what he’s going to do, he’s a bench guy now for god’s sakes.

    • Chip Caray's Eyebrows - Feb 2, 2013 at 12:26 AM

      If Dusty Baker’s his manager, there’s a real good chance he ends up being something more than a bench guy. Dusty loves his vets … sometimes seemingly more than he loves putting the best available lineup on the field.

      • plmathfoto - Feb 2, 2013 at 11:50 AM

        True, but he probably won’t be healthy enough to even play in half the games.

  2. bankboy2012 - Feb 2, 2013 at 8:49 AM

    Soon our long national nightmare will be over.

  3. chumthumper - Feb 2, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Go or stay, he’s already in my Cardinals HOF.

  4. flushdownmikebrown - Feb 5, 2013 at 3:54 PM

    He hates the cards

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