Rolen to be re-examined, won't return on Friday

Rolen to be re-examined, won't return on Friday

HOUSTON -- Reds third baseman Scott Rolen is scheduled to have his strained left shoulder re-examined on Wednesday, but one thing is abundantly clear: Rolen will not be ready to be activated from the 15-day disabled list when eligible on Friday.

"We'll let you know something tomorrow," Reds manager Dusty Baker said on Tuesday.

Rolen, 36, is not with the club in Houston and has been undergoing treatment at the offices of team medical director Tim Kremchek. It is Kremchek who will examine Rolen.

"He hasn't done any baseball activity. He has not hit," head trainer Paul Lessard said.

This is the same shoulder injury Rolen dealt with earlier in the season, when he went on the DL from April 24-May 12. He also had two surgeries to repair a torn labrum in 2005 and missed most of that season. It would not be surprising if Rolen underwent a minor procedure to clean it out.

It's been a tough season at the plate for Rolen, who is batting .242 in 65 games with five home runs and 36 RBIs.