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January 15, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
The Dodgers have had internal discussions about whether to pursue third baseman Scott 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 evalauting which available players might fit their needs. The potential interest in Rolen underscores the uncertainty on the left side of the Dodgers' infield.
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January 15, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
The Dodgers have had internal discussions about whether to pursue third baseman Scott 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 evalauting which available players might fit their needs. The potential interest in Rolen underscores the uncertainty on the left side of the Dodgers' infield.
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November 5, 1997 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Scott Rolen, the Philadelphia Phillies' third baseman, ended the Dodgers' five-year hold on the National League rookie-of-the-year award Tuesday when it was announced he was the unanimous choice of a committee of the Baseball Writers Assn. of America. A Dodger had won the award every year since 1992, but the unprecedented streak involving Eric Karros, Mike Piazza, Raul Mondesi, Hideo Nomo and Todd Hollandsworth ended with no Dodger receiving a vote.
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December 9, 2011 | By Houston Mitchell
Career highlights for Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson ALBERT PUJOLS 2001 Pujols started his career playing third base. He batted .329 with 37 home runs and 130 RBIs, and was unanimously named the National League rookie of the year. His 37 home runs were one short of the National League rookie record, and his 130 RBIs set an NL rookie record. 2002 Pujols moved to left field to accommodate third baseman Scott Rolen and hit .314 with 34 homers and 127 RBIs. 2003 The Cardinals moved him to first base, and he responded with one of the best seasons in Cardinals history, batting .359 with 43 home runs, and 124 RBIs.
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October 21, 2006
'I had to improvise myself and do it on the run. See the ball, see the wall and do the thing that I've got to do.' Endy Chavez, New York Mets left fielder, on his leaping grab at the wall to pull back a home run by Scott Rolen in Thursday night's Game 7 of the National League Championship Series
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October 10, 2002 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tony La Russa should feel right at home on the gambling boats that line the shores of the Mississippi River alongside this town. The St. Louis Cardinal manager spun his own wheel of chance Wednesday when he put his injured third baseman, Scott Rolen, on the active roster for the National League championship series. La Russa doesn't know when, or even if, Rolen, who has a sprained left shoulder, will be ready to play. Rolen is definitely out until at least Game 3 Saturday.
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April 10, 2002 | From Associated Press
This time, Scott Rolen got plenty of cheers. Rolen homered and drove in the go-ahead run with a double in the seventh inning Tuesday night, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 7-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves. Mike Lieberthal had two hits and two runs batted in, and the Phillies' offense finally got rolling with a season high in runs and hits (11). "I left some runners on base last night and that could've carried over," Rolen said. "I got some pitches to hit and I hit them."
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August 3, 2002
Growing up a Phillies' fan in Southern California was not easy. After the back-to-back NL championship series losses to the Dodgers in the '70s, there was no limit to the grief I got from my friends. I used to say that I rooted for the Phillies and whoever is playing the Dodgers. Well, from now on I will root for the Phillies and whoever is playing the St. Louis Cardinals. First God told J.D. Drew not to sign with the Phillies, then a thin skin led Scott Rolen to sulk his way out of town.
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May 13, 2005 | From Associated Press
St. Louis Cardinal third baseman Scott Rolen was put on the 15-day disabled list Thursday because of a sprained left shoulder and could sit out up to six weeks. Rolen's shoulder was still too sore to undergo complete medical testing, but George Paletta, the team physician, said the results of an MRI exam showed no significant structural damage and he was hopeful Rolen would be able to take a second exam today that would detect any damage to the labrum.
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July 30, 2002 | From Associated Press
Scott Rolen should be much happier in his new red uniform. The slugging third baseman was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals in a five-player deal on Monday, ending a seven-year tenure with the Philadelphia Phillies that ended miserably. The Phillies get third baseman Placido Polanco, pitcher Bud Smith and reliever Mike Timlin for the three-time Gold Glove winner, minor league pitcher Doug Nickle and cash.
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November 10, 2010 | Staff and wire reports
Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and outfielder Carlos Gonzalez , both of the Colorado Rockies, and Cincinnati pitcher Bronson Arroyo are first-time Gold Glove award winners. Also winning National League Gold Gloves were St. Louis first baseman Albert Pujols and Reds third baseman Scott Rolen . It was the eighth Gold Glove for Rolen and the second for Pujols. Cincinnati second baseman Brandon Phillips won his second award. Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina repeated, as did outfielders Shane Victorino of the Phillies and Michael Bourn of the Astros.
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April 27, 2009 | Associated Press
Scott Rolen hit a go-ahead single in the eighth inning, helping the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Chicago White Sox, 4-3, Sunday to secure their sixth straight series win this season. Roy Halladay couldn't hold an early 2-0 lead but thought his teammates would bail him out. "You hate to give up a lead like I did today, but I think I now more than ever feel like, especially early in the game, we have a chance to get it back," Halladay said.
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October 21, 2006
'I had to improvise myself and do it on the run. See the ball, see the wall and do the thing that I've got to do.' Endy Chavez, New York Mets left fielder, on his leaping grab at the wall to pull back a home run by Scott Rolen in Thursday night's Game 7 of the National League Championship Series
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October 20, 2006 | Tim Brown, Times Staff Writer
Scott Rolen, who has a sore left shoulder and was four for 27 in the postseason before his ninth-inning double in Game 6, started at third base in Game 7, on a Tony La Russa hunch. After watching tape of Rolen's final swing, the St. Louis manager chose him over Scott Spiezio, who was in the Cardinals' lineup in Oliver Perez's previous start. "That swing showed me, in my opinion, that it's more an adjustment he needs to make in his approach than it is with his shoulder," he said.
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August 22, 2005 | From Associated Press
Scott Rolen will have surgery on his left shoulder, leaving the St. Louis Cardinals without their All-Star third baseman for the rest of the season. Rolen, 30, has a torn labrum and has been told he will need at least six months to rehabilitate it after surgery. He is expected to return by or during spring training. Had he waited to have surgery, he could have sat out much of the 2006 season. "I didn't really have a decision," Rolen said Sunday. "I know my body. I know my shoulder." Dr.
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August 19, 2005 | From Associated Press
St. Louis Cardinal third baseman Scott Rolen said Thursday that he has been told his ailing left shoulder will require surgery that will sideline him for six months. Rolen, who underwent surgery on the shoulder after a May 10 baserunning collision with Dodger first baseman Hee-Seop Choi, was put on the 15-day disabled July 22 when it became the clear he was not improving. He batted .205 while playing from June 18 to July 21, with no home runs and eight runs batted in in 87 at-bats.
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October 5, 2002 | Associated Press
Scott Rolen will sit out the rest of St. Louis' first-round National League playoff series against Arizona after injuring his shoulder in Game 2, and his availability beyond that is uncertain. "He's out for this series," trainer Barry Weinberg said Friday. "His future status will be determined later." Manager Tony La Russa said Friday he didn't know when his third baseman would be available.
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June 4, 2004 | From Associated Press
Scott Rolen had three hits and two RBIs in his return to the lineup two days after he was hit in the helmet with a pitch, leading the St. Louis Cardinals past the Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-2, Thursday night in Pittsburgh. The Cardinals swept the four-game series and improved to 19-9 on the road, best in the National League. No visiting team has won more games at PNC Park than the Cardinals, who are 22-6 there. The Pirates are a league-worst 9-18 at home.
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May 13, 2005 | From Associated Press
St. Louis Cardinal third baseman Scott Rolen was put on the 15-day disabled list Thursday because of a sprained left shoulder and could sit out up to six weeks. Rolen's shoulder was still too sore to undergo complete medical testing, but George Paletta, the team physician, said the results of an MRI exam showed no significant structural damage and he was hopeful Rolen would be able to take a second exam today that would detect any damage to the labrum.
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October 10, 2004 | Paul Gutierrez, Times Staff Writer
As he limped from the showers, a bag of ice strapped to his left calf, Scott Rolen eyed a crush of reporters waiting at his locker. "What are you guys doing here?" he asked with a sly grin after going 0 for 4 in the St. Louis Cardinals' 4-0 loss to the Dodgers in Game 3 of their National League division series. "I didn't do nothing. I guess that's the point, huh?"
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