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Giants sign free-agent Rowand to bolster outfield

Updated: December 13, 2007, 12:13 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- Aaron Rowand wanted some long-term stability for his family. The San Francisco Giants wanted the same thing in center field.

Rowand agreed to a $60 million, five-year contract with the Giants on Wednesday, giving the club a Gold Glove winner without having to trade either of its top young pitchers: Matt Cain and Tim Lincecum

The 30-year-old Rowand is expected to bat fifth for San Francisco after spending the past two seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies. ...

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