GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Third baseman Scott Rolen has declined the Cincinnati Reds' offer to attend spring training to compete for a reserve role.
The 37-year-old infielder informed the team on Tuesday that he's keeping his options open, but isn't ready to try to play right now.
The seven-time All-Star has been limited each of the last three seasons by a chronic shoulder problem and back spasms. He batted .245 in 92 games last season with eight homers and 39 RBIs.
General manager Walt Jocketty traded for Rolen in 2009, bringing in a veteran leader for a young team. The Reds won the NL Central two of the last three years. Rolen's contract was up, but the Reds offered a reserve role this season, with Todd Frazier taking over at third base.

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Reds vs. Giants Pick Will the Reds pull off another upset of the Giants tonight when the two teams meet in San Francisco at 10:15PM ET?
Thumbnail Chapman joins Cubs for battle vs. White Sox Even on a day when the White Sox notched a huge victory, their crosstown rivals still managed to snag the spotlight.
Thumbnail Tigers target another W over BoSox On Monday, the Tigers leaned on an old reliable to pull out a series-opening win vs. the Red Sox. This evening’s hurler offers...
Thumbnail Yankees vs. Astros Prediction Are the Astros a safe bet to beat the Yankees tonight when the two teams meet at 8:10PM ET?
Thumbnail Garcia gives Cards a shot in Game 2 vs. Mets Not only do baseball fans in Gotham get to take in a single-admission doubleheader today, they receive the added bonus of a pair of premium pitching...
More inMLB Articles  
Advertisement

MLB Team Pages

Advertisement