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.

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  1. Mo_GOAT 3 years ago

    He should run into a fence again.

  2. rainyperez 3 years ago

    It’s ok he can collect the $12 million the Giants are giving him by sitting on the couch.

    • chico65 3 years ago

      Even though it is now the last year of that deal, I’m still in shock that they gave him that much a year.  That was not one of Sabean’s finer moments, obviously. 

      • rainyperez 3 years ago

        Well because of a career year and running into a fence the Giants were desperate to find someone that was a ‘gamer’ and put next to Bonds. He was a FA that looked nice at the time with his D and possible potential offense. 

        • FrnchDp 3 years ago

          good thing we didn’t do the same with Huff….  well.. not as long anyway :)

      • FrnchDp 3 years ago

        Probably would have worked out better if he hadn’t fractured his orbital bone by taking a pitch to the face..  It was downhill from that point on.

        And while his contract seems a mistake.. it was a 5/60 .. nothing really “over the top” for a solid defender and an avg. bat

        • rainyperez 3 years ago

          Well not true after he fractured his orbital bone when he came back in the next stretch of games he was gold especially in that Mets series.

          • FrnchDp 3 years ago

            and after that? He was batting .304 when he got hit.. ended the season batting .230 (worst of his career). last season hit .233 with as many ABs.

            harsh reality for a .280 career hitter prior to the fracture.

  3. Todd Booher 3 years ago


    • johnsilver 3 years ago

       Might as well.. he’s as fair/average of a 5th OF as anyone else out there teams will be releasing at the end of ST and SF is on the hook for his salary anyway.

      They still might see if Boston will unload McDonald in their last round of cuts (hopefully) as he might have a tiny fraction more upside over Rowand, but not much.

  4. Bobthebrave 3 years ago

    he is certianly a fit for the Braves. Aging vet who can no longer play. Can be signed at the league minimum. Wren will be all over this.

  5. Redsox33 3 years ago

     Giants will resign him they already owe him 12 million.

    • Lunchbox45 3 years ago

      they should make a clause in which when a player is signed to a large contract and flops. the team reserve the right to use him in and role they see fit.. they are paying him after all

      Usher, ticket collector, grounds crew.

      that would be awesome

      • gutsgutslifelife 3 years ago

        Awesome idea!  He would be the Giants’ #1 beer seller by far!!!

  6. Big shocker.

  7. Christopher Guzman 3 years ago

    He should go back to Philly where he had some of his best times.

    • wsox2624 3 years ago

      His best statistical years were with Philly but I think he had his “best times” when he won a a ring with both the White Sox and the giants. 

  8. 55saveslives 3 years ago


  9. Gumby65 3 years ago

    a week or three ago the Yankees would probably have been interested

  10. jwsox 3 years ago

    surprised ozzie let one of his buddies go…it was a minor league deal whats the point in releasing him

    • Whole_New_World 3 years ago

      Rowand thinks he’s too good for the minors. He would never report.

      • LongTimeFan1 3 years ago

        He’s free agent now but why would he report when he could test the free agent market? Would you if you were in his shoes?

  11. CubHope 3 years ago

    As always, there will be a group of White Sox fans who will, once again, clamour for the Sox to sign him

    • wsox2624 3 years ago

      A White Sox fan here who says thanks for 05 but no thanks in regards to coming back. 

  12. Guest 3 years ago

    thanks for the 05 memories!!!!!

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