After the Reds disappointing finish in the playoffs today, word that Scott Rolen is expected to retire, USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports. The now free agent was asked what his future plans and said “I'm going to go home and be a dad.” Though that could also mean that he is going to take some time off before he gets ready for next season.
Rolen who has battled injuries his entire career, played in only 92 games this season. During limited action, Rolen hit .245/.318/.398 in 330 plate appearances with only 8 home runs. Over his entire career, Rolen missed over 700 games because of various injuries.
If he does infact retire, Rolen will have posted .281/.364/.490 numbers in 17 seasons. He has a little bit of hardware on his mantel which includes 1997 NL Rookie of the Year, 8 Gold Gloves, 7 All Star appearances, 1 Silver Slugger and a World Series ring from 2006 with the Cardinals.
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