Is it time to revist the idea of him returning? He left the door open when he decided to not come back before Spring Training. I think the general concensus before the year was nobody wanted Rolen because they wanted Frazier to be the everyday third baseman, and while he hasn't been great (good?), he still is putting up better numbers than Rolen did last year.
I said it at the time, I think he would benefit greatly from being a part time player.
Your current OPS from bench players are:
I mean oh my God that's awful. I knew it was bad, but I didn't realize it was that bad.
I would be fully behind bringing Rolen back in a limited role for the last 2-2.5 months coming off the bench. He's probably a better option than anyone the Reds have coming off the bench right now.
I now am prepared to be laughed at.