Thursday, December 20, 2012

Retirement decision from Scott Rolen next expected until after Christmas

It appears Scott Rolen's retirement decision will not likely come until after Christmas, according to this nugget from John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

“We’re going to let that rest until after the Christmas,” GM Walt Jocketty told Fay on Thursday.

Jocketty was originally quoted in saying that he expected the Reds to "know something in the next week to 10 days" regarding Rolen. That statement came on December 13 during a press conference introducing free agent signee Jack Hannahan.

Rolen played in 92 games last season and batted .245 with 8 HR and 39 RBI. Injuries have plagued the 37-year old for much of the past two years as he is played in just 48% of Cincinnati's regular season games over that span.
Rolen, a 7-time All-Star and potential Hall of Fame candidate, owns a career slash of .281/.364/.490 with 517 doubles, 316 homers, and 1,287 RBI.

The Jasper, Indiana native was taken in the second round of the 1993 draft by the Phillies and has played for four different franchises over his 17-year MLB career, including the Reds.

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