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Marlins sign Rowand to minor league deal

The Miami Marlins have signed outfielder Aaron Rowand to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Rowand spent the past four seasons with the Giants, winning a World Series title in 2010, and was released last September after appearing in 108 games. He batted a mere .233 with four homers and 21 runs batted in last season.

In Miami, he'll rejoin manager Ozzie Guillen. Rowand played the first five years of his big league career with the White Sox and won a World Series title in 2005 with Guillen as his manager in Chicago.

The 34-year-old veteran also played two years in Philadelphia and has a career batting average of .273 with 136 homers and 536 RBI. He was a Gold Glove center fielder for the Phillies in 2007 and earned his lone All-Star Game selection that summer.

Miami also signed 10 others to minor league contracts with invitations to spring training: pitchers Rob Delany, Chad Gaudin, Gary Glover, J.D. Martin, Robert Ray and Beau Jones; and infielders Nick Green, Donovan Solano, Terry Tiffee and Gil Velasquez.

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