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LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers reportedly signed veteran catcher Jesus Flores and reliever Peter Moylan to Minor League contracts, and are rumored to be considering free agent Scott Rolen to play third base.
A run at Rolen would be in keeping with management's win-now philosophy by upgrading with veterans wherever possible. It would also indicate a lack of confidence in Luis Cruz, who broke through the tag of "career Minor Leaguer" last year to win the starting job in the second half.
With Rolen at third base, Cruz could become a right-handed-hitting backup corner infielder, particularly to give Adrian Gonzalez a rest against left-handed pitching.
It also would mean that management has settled on keeping Hanley Ramirez at shortstop, rather than moving him to third base, and the dominoes would then likely send young shortstop Dee Gordon to Triple-A for more seasoning.
At 37, Rolen would seem past the point of being an everyday player. Although an All-Star in 2011 for the seventh time and an eight-time Gold Glove Award winner, he had disabled-list stints the last two seasons with chronic shoulder problems and played only 65 and 92 games, respectively, for Cincinnati. He hit .242 and .245, respectively, with slugging percentages below .400.
The Reds are still interested in signing Rolen, but the player reportedly has not decided if he wants to play or retire. He earned $6.5 million last year, the last of a two-year, $13 million contract extension.
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