Giants Acquire Aaron Rowand

Aaron Rowand has agreed to a five-year contract with the San Francisco Giants. That gives the club the starting center fielder it's been seeking this offseason.

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

He is coming off his best season yet, earning his first Gold Glove award and All-Star selection while helping the Phillies to the National League East title. He batted .309 with 27 home runs and career bests of 89 RBIs, 105 runs, 189 hits, 45 doubles in 161 games.

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