The San Francisco Giants have designated 34-year old righty swinging CF Aaron Rowand for assignment. Rowand played in 108 games for the Giants this year and he was 77 for 331 (.233 avg, .621 OPS) with 34 runs scored, 4 homers, 21 RBIs and 2 stolen bases. He played in 509 games in his four years with the Giants and he was 432 for 1,710 (.253 avg, .704 OPS) with 194 runs scored, 43 homers, 189 RBIs and 13 stolen bases. This is simply the Giants cutting their losses as Rowand was never the player they thought he would be.
UPDATE: (9/9/2011) - The San Francisco Giants have placed Aaron Rowand on release waivers which will allow him to become a free agent on Monday.