Wed Nov 03 06:18am EDT
But now the Giants still have Rowand on the books for two more years and $24 million. Sports Illustrated is reporting that the Philadelphia Phillies, which have a good chance of losing right fielder Jayson Werth(notes) to free agency this winter, is considering trading for Rowand, who spent two seasons in the City of Brotherly Love. He won fans there early by breaking his nose as he ran smack into the fence at Citizens Bank Park to catch a fly ball that could have scored three runs.
SI notes that if the Phils brought Rowand back, the Giants would need to pay most of his salary.
Sports Illustrated also mentions Detroit Tigers right fielder Magglio Ordonez(notes) as a possible trade target for the Phils. He only appeared in 84 games this season, batting .303 with 12 homers, 59 RBIs and 56 runs scored.