Description: Third baseman Scott Rolen hinted at retirement after the season but now it looks like he's leaning toward coming back for one more season.
Insight: This report comes from Danny Knobler at CBS Sports. Rolen wants to return to the Reds but with Todd Frazier and now Jack Hannahan both playing at third base, there really isn't any room for him. Rolen hit .245 last season with eight homers, so he still has a little pop left in his bat. If Rolen fails to generate interest from other teams he could choose to retire as originally planned.
10/11/2012 11:17:00 AM
Description: Reds third baseman Scott Rolen will start Thursday's NLDS Game 5 against the Giants.
Insight: Rolen was benched for Game 4 after committing a costly error that allowed San Francisco to win Tuesday night's Game 3. After Todd Frazier went 0-for-3 Wednesday in his place, manager Dusty Baker decided to go back to the veteran Rolen for the decisive Game 5.
10/10/2012 2:42:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati third baseman Scott Rolen is not in the lineup for Wednesday game against San Francisco.
Insight: The 37-year-old Rolen made a key error in Tuesday's game to allow the winning run to score and since he's just 2-for-10 with the bat, it is not surprising that he's out of the lineup for a day game after a night game.
8/23/2012 6:36:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati third baseman Scott Rolen is not in the lineup for Thursday night's game in Philadelphia.
Insight: Todd Frazier (.294, 18 HR, 55 RBI) will be at third base on Thursday as the Reds go for the series victory.
8/12/2012 2:15:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati third baseman Scott Rolen is out again Sunday. He's still dealing with a sore lower back.
Insight: Rolen (.240, 5 HR, 27 RBI) acknowledged that his condition is improving and it wouldn't surprise us to see him back in the lineup Tuesday when the Reds begin their next series against the Mets. Rolen last appeared in a game Tuesday night in Milwaukee.
8/11/2012 1:15:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati third baseman Scott Rolen is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against Chicago due to a sore back.
Insight: Rolen (.240, 5 HR, 27 RBI) hasn't been a fantasy worthy third baseman since 2010.
8/9/2012 7:00:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati third baseman Scott Rolen will be on the sidelines for Thursday's game against the Cubs.
Insight: Rolen (.240, 5 HR, 27 RBI) had been seven for his last 13 before going 0-for-3 Tuesday night in Milwaukee.
8/1/2012 4:01:00 PM
Description: Reds third baseman Scott Rolen enters Wednesday's action with a .412 lifetime batting average against Padres starter Kip Wells.
Insight: After a slow start, Rolen (.225, 5 HRs, 24 RBIs) is slowly becoming fantasy relevant again. He's hitting .314 over his current nine-game hitting streak.
7/29/2012 1:56:00 PM
Description: Third baseman Scott Rolen will take a seat Sunday when the Reds take on the Rockies.
Insight: When Rolen (.220, 5 HRs, 23 RBIs) plays next, he'll look to extend his hitting streak to eight games.
7/22/2012 12:30:00 PM
Description: Reds third baseman Scott Rolen is not in the starting nine for Cincinnati's tilt against the Brewers on Sunday.
Insight: Rolen has used a recent 9-for-24 (.375) hot streak to lift his average from .178 to .209, but he'll have to settle for watching Sunday's contest from the sidelines.
7/19/2012 12:24:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati third baseman Scott Rolen will be on the bench Thursday afternoon when the Reds take on the Diamondbacks.
Insight: Rolen's fantasy stock saw a boost when Joey Votto landed on the shelf with a torn meniscus. Now Rolen (.197, 3 HRs, 18 RBIs) is the everyday third baseman again while Todd Frazier gets most of the reps at first. It's been a good start to the second half for the 17-year veteran, who is 6-for-18 (.333) with a pair of RBIs in his last five starts.
7/6/2012 12:00:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati third baseman Scott Rolen is questionable for Friday's game against San Diego with back spasms.
Insight: If Rolen is able to play, he's a career .412 hitter versus Padres starter Kip Wells. Injuries have limited Rolen's usefulness this season. He's played just 41 games and batted .184 with three homers and 16 RBI.
7/3/2012 9:43:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati third baseman Scott Rolen is struggling with back spasms and won't play Tuesday against the Dodgers.
Insight: Rolen (.184, 3 HRs, 16 RBIs) missed Monday night's game as well. As he did when Rolen was on the DL, Todd Frazier (.278, 8 HRs, 27 RBIs) will start at third for the Reds. Consider Rolen day-to-day.
7/2/2012 9:22:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati third baseman Scott Rolen won't start Monday night against the Dodgers.
Insight: Rolen didn't start Sunday's game either. Right now no good can come from owning either part of Cincinnati's third base platoon of Rolen (.184, 3 HRs, 16 RBIs) and Todd Frazier (.268, 8 HRs, 24 RBIs)
6/27/2012 11:41:00 AM
Description: Cincinnati third baseman Scott Rolen is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against Milwaukee.
Insight: Rolen has hit much better since returning from injury, batting .280 in June with a .773 OPS. Still not fantasy-worthy, but heading in the correct direction.
6/18/2012 10:31:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati third baseman Scott Rolen went 2-4 with a two-run single Monday in his return from the disabled list.
Insight: Rolen (.188, 2 HRs, 13 RBIs) got to play third base while Todd Frazier moved to DH but soon the Reds won't have that luxury and will have to figure out who their starting third baseman is. With Frazier and Rolen both vying for playing time at third, it looks like things could get pretty interesting in Cincinnati over the coming weeks.
6/18/2012 2:47:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati third baseman Scott Rolen has been activated from the disabled list and is in Monday night's starting lineup.
Insight: Rolen has been a fantasy non-factor in three of the past four seasons, so you shouldn't get too excited by his return to the field. He had been hitting only .174 with two homers in 29 games before the shoulder injury. Todd Frazier got most of the time that Rolen missed and batted .278 with seven homers and 22 RBI and third base could become a shared situation.
6/14/2012 3:19:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati third baseman Scott Rolen is hoping to return to the Reds' lineup Monday for the start of their series against the Indians. He's been out since mid-May with a strained left shoulder.
Insight: Todd Frazier (.275, 7 HRs, 22 RBIs) has played very well at third in Rolen's absence and he'll probably still get most of the reps there when Rolen returns. Rolen had been hitting only .174 with two homers in 29 games before the shoulder injury.
6/14/2012 3:19:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati third baseman Scott Rolen is still in line to return to the Reds' lineup Monday night against Cleveland. Rolen has been sidelined since May 11th with a strained left shoulder.
Insight: Rolen went 1-3 with a homer and three RBIs Saturday in a rehab game for Triple-A Louisville. The 17-year major league veteran was batting .174 with two homers and 11 RBIs in 29 games before getting injured.
4/29/2012 11:12:00 AM
Description: Scott Rolen is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against Houston. A day of rest for the oft-injured third baseman.
Insight: Rolen is batting just .182 this season and the off day can't hurt.
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