Rolen to have shoulder checked
Reds 3B Scott Rolen has a 6 p.m. ET appointment with team medical director Dr. Tim Kremchek to have his left shoulder examined. This is the same shoulder that needed surgery multiple times over the years, including last season when he missed most of the second half.
It’s no secret that Rolen has been stuggling. He batting .174 with two home runs and 11 RBIs in 29 games.
“It’s a tough question because it’s an easy excuse,” Rolen told MLB.com, regarding his shoulder. “I’m responsible for my at-bats when I go out on the field. I have not contributed. I have not been productive in any capacity.
“I’m not helping anybody right now. I’m not helping the ballclub right now. I’m probably hurting the ballclub right now with the way I’ve been swinging the bat and have been playing.”
Rolen called head trainer Paul Lessard earlier today to let him know his shoulder wasn’t right and then spoke with manager Dusty Baker when he got to the ballpark.
Todd Frazier got the start at third base for the Reds on Saturday vs. the Nationals.