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07:57 AM ET 01.16 | In 40 career games at Dodger Stadium, Scott Rolen has batted .338 with a .955 OPS, which may make for a nice fit for the third baseman. The Dodgers have had internal discussions about whether to pursue [Rolen], according to a person familiar with the team's thinking. The team has not reached out to Rolen to gauge his interest, the person said. Rolen previously has preferred to play close to his Indiana home. With dozens of free agents unsigned as spring training approaches, the Dodgers are evaluating which available players might fit their needs. The potential interest in Rolen underscores the uncertainty on the left side of the Dodgers' infield. Rolen, 37, batted .245 with eight home runs in 92 games for the Cincinnati Reds last season.

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January 16, 2013  08:38 AM ET

Chasing? Who else wants him?

January 16, 2013  09:09 AM ET

If he only hit .245 in that cracker box park in Cincy, why would the Dodgers even consider bringing in for a season at 37.

January 16, 2013  09:13 AM ET

You can have him.......He can only back up Todd Frazier at 3rd now.....and plus he spends half the year on the DL.

January 16, 2013  09:27 AM ET

As a Reds fan all I can say is, PLEASE Dodgers sign him, sign him today, right now.

January 16, 2013  09:52 AM ET

He should be hanging up his cleats, already.

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January 16, 2013  09:54 AM ET

Not going to be very expensive!

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January 16, 2013  10:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Dude, didn't you read the article? He's going to hit .338 in LA!!!I have two things to say about this post...1. Small sample size2. Old and washed up

Just what LA needs, an over the hill, often injured player.

January 16, 2013  12:07 PM ET

The Dodgers have a very good third baseman now, Hanley Ramirez. Unfortunately, he's playing shortstop. Luis Cruz batted .297 last year and is a better shortstop. Not pictured: Scott Rolen.

January 16, 2013  12:23 PM ET

With the Reds being loaded with very good young players, Rolen knows his days are done in Cincinnati unless he wants to play about once a week or be used as a pitch hitter, and if thats the case he would take a big pay cut

January 16, 2013  12:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

With the Reds being loaded with very good young players, Rolen knows his days are done in Cincinnati unless he wants to play about once a week or be used as a pitch hitter, and if thats the case he would take a big pay cut

Yup.

January 16, 2013  01:15 PM ET

"according to a person familiar with the team's thinking"...

A.K.A - Rolen's Agent

January 16, 2013  04:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Chasing? Who else wants him?

the dodgers would likely give a extra job to Rolen who knows he may be able to rebound in his career and hit 300 avg 80 R,B,I,'s..

January 16, 2013  07:39 PM ET

more ploys by the Dodgers to avoid finishing 4th in the NL West. Guess what guys, 3rd place still leaves you at home in Ocotber.

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January 16, 2013  09:43 PM ET

the mariners traded for MORSE now their offense should be more balanced than before!!!

January 16, 2013  09:44 PM ET
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Rolen, at that age, will likely sign with the Yankees.

doubtfull the yankees want a lefty in their lineup and rolen is a right handed,,,

 
January 16, 2013  09:44 PM ET

the A's got jaso in return from the mariners,,,

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