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Giants: Rowand in, Zito out

Posted on: October 15, 2010 5:44 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 11:10 am

Giants manager Bruce Bochy just told reporters in Philadelphia that outfielder Aaron Rowand will remain on the roster for the NLCS.

That almost certainly means Barry Zito is still out. He was hoping to make the roster as a reliever, but the Giants already have left-handers Javier Lopez and Jeremy Affeldt.

It's fairly amazing that Giants have made it this far considering they're paying Zito and Rowand a combined $30.5 million this season -- nearly a third of their payroll -- and both have struggled to the point that they are non-factors in the postseason. San Francisco is still on the hook for at least $88.5 million more for the duo.

-- David Andriesen

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