Marlins Release Aaron Rowand

The Marlins have released Aaron Rowand, reports's Joe Frisaro (on Twitter). Miami signed him to a minor league deal in December.

The Giants, who cut Rowand last August, owe him $12MM in 2012, the final season of the five-year, $60MM deal he signed with San Francisco in 2007. Rowand hit .233/.274/.347 in 351 plate appearances for San Francisco in 2011, playing all three outfield positions.