The Reds haven't heard from Rolen on whether he will retire or play this season, [according] to the Cincinnati Enquirer's John Fay.
If Rolen chooses to play, he'll have at least two suitors, although his chances of playing time are likely greater in Los Angeles, where Luis Cruz is projected to be the starting third baseman for the Dodgers. The Reds are expected to start Todd Frazier at third regardless of whether Rolen is on the team or not.
Rolen, who turns 38 on April 4, hit .245/.318/.398 with eight home runs in 330 plate appearances in 2012.
His numbers from last season don't inspire me, especially at 38 and Rolen has never been a great clubhouse guy. I'd rather see Luis Cruz repeat last season's production if the Dodgers can't get a true upgrade.
Scott Rolen still hasn't decided on retirement.Rolen turns 38 years old in April and registered a weak .698 OPS over the last two seasons in Cincinnati, but the Reds have expressed some amount of openness to bringing him back and the free agent third baseman has yet to officially close any doors on his playing career. John Fay, who is the Reds beat writer for the Cincinnati Enquirer, thinks that Rolen will ultimately call it quits.