Report: Reds 3B Scott Rolen to announce retirement soon
Scott Rolen will announce his retirement soon according to a tweet by USA Today‘s Bob Nightengale, following the Cincinnati Reds’ Game 5 loss to the San Francisco Giants and elimination from the NLDS.
Rolen was asked about his intentions after striking out to end the NLDS loss to the Giants Thursday but only said that he’s “going to go home and be a dad.”
Rolen, 37, hit .281 with 316 homers during his 17-year MLB career. He earned a reputation for being one of the league’s best defensive third baseman, winning eight Gold Gloves, before shoulder injuries reduced his effectiveness.