Alou returns to Giants as special assistant

Updated: January 5, 2007, 7:27 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- Felipe Alou has worn a baseball uniform for more than a half-century, and he might pull one on again this spring in a new role.

Alou formally rejoined the San Francisco Giants on Friday as a special assistant to general manager Brian Sabean, a move that was in the works since the team decided in October that Alou would not return as manager.

"It was meant for me to finish my baseball career as a Giant the way I started as a Giant," Alou said. "I hope I'll be doing enough ...

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