Report: Scott Rolen placed on DL

The Cincinnati Reds have placed third baseman Scott Rolen on the 15-day disabled list due to soreness in his left shoulder, reported Sunday.

Cincinnati opted to sit the six-time All-Star after he hit just .176 over the last seven days.

Rolen, 36, missed most of the 2005 season after undergoing two surgeries to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

According to, team doctors have given Rolen injections in the hopes that he can return to action in the next couple of days.

Rolen is hitting .217 for the season with two home runs and 12 RBIs.

The 1997 NL Rookie of the Year has won eight Gold Gloves and hit .285 with 305 HR’s during his career with the Reds, Phillies, Cardinals and Blue Jays.

Infielder Chris Valaika has been called up from Triple-A to replace Rolen on the Reds’ roster.