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Third-base update: Rolen hobbled

Updated: July 21, 2010, 11:19 AM ET
By Eric Karabell
You had to know that a DL-less season from Cincinnati Reds third baseman Scott Rolen was really unlikely. Granted, we don't know yet whether Rolen is headed to the disabled list because of a balky right hamstring, which necessitated a cortisone shot Monday, but based on experience, it's difficult to be optimistic here. The Reds are saying he's out of the lineup "indefinitely." That's a scary word. I'd prefer the "day-to-day" tag.

If Rolen does need a few weeks off, though, fantasy owners will need to learn the name Juan Francisco.

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