Mattingly was once reaching out to Rolen

 

The Los Angeles Dodgers, who acquired veteran infielder Michael Young from Philadelphia last Saturday night, were once seeking the services of former All-Star third baseman Scott Rolen of Jasper, Ind.

Los Angeles manager Don Mattingly reached out to Rolen last winter, to see if he could talk him out of retirement, according to ESPN.com. Mattingly was looking for a player who had a reputation for leadership and could play through pain.

Obviously, Rolen never joined the Dodgers and now Mattingly is hoping that Young, who has played in 34 postseason games and 12 World Series games, will help fill that leadership void.

–Gordon Engelhardt

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