Reds acquire Rolen for Encarnacion
Looking for leadership and a right-handed hitter, the Cincinnati Reds got Scott Rolen from the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday in a swap of third basemen.
Edwin Encarnacion was part of a package of three players the Reds gave up to acquire Rolen, who is batting .320 with eight homers and 43 RBIs. They also sent right-handed reliever Josh Roenicke and a minor leaguer to the Blue Jays, who included cash to cover part of Rolen's salary.
Rolen has one more year left on an eight-year, $90 million ...
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2009 TRADE DEADLINE
Jake Peavy, Cliff Lee, Matt Holliday and Victor Martinez were the biggest names moved before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.