Have We Seen the Last of Scott Rolen?

by kelly on October 12, 2012

No official announcement has been made, but expectations are that Scott Rolen has played his last MLB game and will retire, Bob Nightengale tweeted after the Reds’ NLDS Game 5 loss to the Giants.

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If the 37-year-old third baseman played in his final game Thursday afternoon, it would be a disappointing end to a very good career. The Reds won the NL Central and had a 2-0 lead on the Giants in the NLDS, only to drop the next three games, all at home. The usually sure-handed Rolen’s bobble of a ground ball in Game 3 led to a Giants run, and the Giants went on to win in extra innings. Rolen also struck out with two runners on to end the series.

Rolen came up with the Phillies in 1996 and was the 1997 National League Rookie of the Year. He’s a seven-time All Star, an eight-time Gold Glove Award winner at third base, and won a championship with the 2006 St. Louis Cardinals. Over his 17-year career, he played for the Phillies, Cardinals, Blue Jays, and Reds, and hit .281 with 316 home runs and 1,287 RBI.

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