Oct 11, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Rolen (27) hits a ground ball to third and reaches on an error in the second inning against the San Francisco Giants in game five of the 2012 NLDS at Great American Ball Park. (Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports)

BREAKING: Scott Rolen Will Not Attend Camp with the Reds

Apparently, the days of Scott Rolen in a Reds uniform might be over. This according to the Reds official Twitter as they note Rolen will not be in camp with the Reds. Rolen has left the door open, but he also said he’s not ready to give a commitment (Twitter link).

It has been a debate for some thime now. We had heard that Rolen was leaning towrd retirement after last year’s NLDS. Then, there was emerging chatter that Rolen may have had a change of heart. Just the other day, John Fay asked Reds CEO Bob Castellini about Rolen. Mr. Castellini stated that it was up to Rolen.

No one will ever deny what Rolen brought to this team from a leadership perspective as you will see from the following tweets…

I doubt anyone is shocked that Rolen isn’t in Goodyear. With third base being presented to Todd Frazier, it appeared Rolen’s role on the field would be a diminished one.

Here’s hoping that one day we see Rolen grace the halls of Cooperstown.

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