Catching up on Reds news, it’s official that Scott Rolen won’t be joining the Reds at spring training:
While not definitively announcing his retirement, third baseman Scott Rolen and the Reds revealed Tuesday that he would not return to the club for Spring Training.
“Right now I’m simply not ready to make a commitment,” Rolen said in a statement released via the club. “I would like to leave my options open, without closing any doors. I am looking forward to all of the challenges, both personally and professionally, I will face in the future.”
We certainly wish Rolen the best, whether he plays again or not. He’s had a brilliant career, and I’ve gone on the record as saying that I believe he’s a Hall of Famer. Yes, the time had come for him to part ways with the Reds, but I’ll remember his time in Cincinnati fondly.
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
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