Blue Jays, Reds Discussing Rolen

6:08pm: AOL FanHouse's Ed Price tweets that it's possible for the Reds to acquire Rolen, "but a lot would have to happen," according to a source.

3:59pm: According to Jon Paul Morosi of, a source has indicated that the Blue Jays and Reds are discussing a trade involving third baseman Scott Rolen. As Morosi writes,

"The sides are still trying to determine which players would head to Toronto in the deal, but the source said that third baseman Edwin Encarnacion would be included."

Rolen is enjoying a nice resurgence this season after spending the last several years battling injuries.  As of Saturday afternoon, he's batting .317/.372/.469 with seven home runs and 37 RBI in 322 at-bats.  He is owed $11MM next season and about $4.5MM for the rest of '09. That's a high price for Cinci, but the Reds are quickly falling out of contention, and adding Rolen's veteran presence and Gold Glove defense would help them in their chase of the NL Wild Card.

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