Thursday, February 7, 2013
LA unlikely for Rolen?
By Doug Mittler
There was a report from MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick last week that manager Don Mattingly had reached out to Scott Rolen to gauge the third baseman’s interest in playing in Dodger Blue.
LA general manager Ned Colletti essentially poured cold water on the idea Wednesday. In an interview with MLB Network, Colletti confirmed the Dodgers had "some interest" in Rolen but predicted he would "probably end up some other place than Los Angeles.”
The Dodgers viewed Rolen as a possible insurance policy at third base behind Luis Cruz, who hit well at the end of last season but has never been an everyday player (.297 BA).
Rolen has played the last four years in Cincinnati and the Reds are still waiting to hear whether the 37-year-old will continue playing or retire. In Tuesday's Cincinnati Enquirer, Paul Daugherty wrote Rolen has a tough decision to make regarding his future.