Posted October 11, 2012

Report: Reds 3B Scott Rolen to announce retirement soon

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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.

Rotoworld had more on Rolen’s postgame thoughts:

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.


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