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Aaron Rowand | Outfielder

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (40) / 8/29/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 219
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Cal State Fullerton
Drafted: 1998 / UDFA / CWS

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Marlins released OF Aaron Rowand.
Rowand has looked terrible this spring, batting just .128 (6-for-47) with one extra-base hit and eight strikeouts, so this was an expected move. One wonders if the 34-year-old will call it a career at this point. Thu, Mar 29, 2012 01:00:00 PM

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Aaron Rowand went hitless again Friday and is just 1-for-22 for the Marlins this spring.

On the plus side, he did walk once. Rowand is falling out of the mix for a bench job, which would seem to be good news for fellow veteran Austin Kearns.
Fri, Mar 16, 2012 03:50:00 PM

Marlins signed OF Aaron Rowand to a minor league contract.

It was first reported by's Ken Rosenthal. Rowand, 34, batted .233/.274/.347 with four home runs, 21 RBI and a .621 OPS over 351 plate appearances this past season before being released by the Giants in September. His past experience with Ozzie Guillen in Chicago gives him a pretty good chance to win a job as a reserve outfielder during spring training.
Mon, Dec 12, 2011 05:59:00 PM

Jerry Crasnick of reports that Aaron Rowand's agents have talked to the White Sox about the outfielder returning to Chicago.

Rowand evidently is interested in returning to his old stomping grounds, as his agents already talked to the Phillies but were rebuffed. Rowand might very well be a fit as an extra outfielder with the Sox, but he might have to settle for a minor league deal.
Tue, Dec 6, 2011 05:50:00 PM

Giants placed OF Aaron Rowand on release waivers.

The Giants found no interest from opposing teams after designating Rowand for assignment in late August. He batted just .233/.274/.347 in 108 games this season with San Francisco and could struggle to find a gig elsewhere when he becomes a free agent Monday.
Thu, Sep 8, 2011 06:36:00 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Paul Morosi reports that the Giants are "not optimistic" about trading Aaron Rowand prior to September 1.

He would have to land somewhere before the end of Wednesday in order to be eligible for that team's postseason roster. It's no surprise, as Rowand is due what's left of his $13 million salary for this season, as well as another $12 million next year. He can still be a useful bench player and will likely be scooped up by someone after the Giants likely release him.
Wed, Aug 31, 2011 09:58:00 PM

Giants designated OF Aaron Rowand for assignment.

The Giants are sinking fast in the National League West, so Brian Sabean is finally willing to admit some mistakes. Rowand, who was signed to a five-year, $60 million contract in December of 2007, batted just .253/.310/.394 with a .704 OPS during his time with San Francisco. The 34-year-old is still owed $12 million in 2012. While he was a bust with the Giants, he could be a useful bench piece for another team at the league minimum.
Wed, Aug 31, 2011 01:39:00 PM

Aaron Rowand returned to action on Thursday with an 0-for-3 performance.

The 34-year-old has been enduring a miserable August, during which he's hitting 7-for-38 (.184) with no homers, RBI, or runs scored. He's struck out 21 times since his last walk . . . on July 5. The $12 million man is limping to the finish line, where another $12 million awaits in 2012.
Fri, Aug 19, 2011 03:23:00 AM

Aaron Rowand (intercostal) is available Wednesday.

Rowand was held out of Tuesday's lineup due to a strained intercostal muscle and is not in the Giants' initial batting order Wednesday. But he can help off the bench.
Wed, Aug 17, 2011 05:22:00 PM

Aaron Rowand is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Braves with a strained intercostal muscle.

If only we were kidding. Cody Ross will make the start in center field Tuesday night and bat leadoff against rookie right-hander Randall Delgado.
Tue, Aug 16, 2011 05:39:00 PM

Aaron Rowand (arm) is in Thursday's lineup against the Twins.

Rowand was hit by a pitch on his arm during Wednesday's game, but X-rays came back negative. He'll bat leadoff and play center field Thursday against left-hander Brian Duensing.
Thu, Jun 23, 2011 01:36:00 PM

X-rays came back negative on Aaron Rowand's arm.

Rowand was hit by a pitch in the second inning Wednesday, but didn't leave the game. He might not have to miss any time.
Thu, Jun 23, 2011 08:36:00 AM

Aaron Rowand will get x-rays on his arm after getting hit by a Nick Blackburn pitch in the second inning of Wednesday's game.

Asked how he was doing, Rowand responded, "We'll find out." This month alone, he has dealt with hip and wrist issues. He stayed in the game and finished 0-for-4 with his first stolen base of the season.
Thu, Jun 23, 2011 02:25:00 AM

Aaron Rowand returned to action on Wednesday, going 2-for-5 in the Giants' 5-2 win.

His .669 OPS is better suited for the back of the batting order, but Giants manager Bruce Bochy decided to bat the $12 million man leadoff. Rowand also was caught stealing for the third time this season.
Thu, Jun 16, 2011 03:25:00 AM

X-rays on Aaron Rowand's wrist did not reveal a fracture.

Rowand was hit in the wrist by a Mike Leake pitch in the sixth inning Saturday and was taken out for a defensive substitution in the seventh. The overpriced outfielder is listed as day to day.
Sat, Jun 11, 2011 08:17:00 PM

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