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Reds' Scott Rolen not attending spring training


The Cincinnati Reds third baseman announced he will not be attending spring training this year.

Scott Rolen, who was traded to the Cincinnati Reds in 2009, revealed the news in a statement on Tuesday.

Reds President of Baseball Operations and GM Walt Jocketty said of Rolen:

"Scott made significant contributions to our team's recent success, and it isn't a coincidence we made the playoffs in two of his three full seasons here. He made a huge impact in Cincinnati with his work ethic and leadership on the field, in the clubhouse and in our community."

In addition, Rolen issued this statement through the team:

"Right now I'm simply not ready to make a commitment. I would like to leave my options open, without closing any doors. I am looking forward to all of the challenges, both personally and professionally, I will face in the future."

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