Adding Rowand subtracts one Marlin killer

JUPITER, Fla. — Adding Aaron Rowand to camp subtracts a player who has repeatedly hurt the Marlins throughout the years.

The veteran outfielder is signed to a Minor League deal with an invitation to Spring Training.

Early indications are he has a strong chance of making the Opening Day roster.

Having Rowand on their side is a relief for the Marlins, because traditionally he has done damage against the team with his bat.

Since 2006, when Rowand was with either the Phillies or Giants, he has batted .327 with 10 home runs and 38 RBIs against the Marlins.

In fact, since 2006, Rowand has the 12th highest batting average against the Marlins.

Marlin killers since ’06:

1. Matt Holliday, 36 games, 149 at-bats, 12 homers, 40 RBIs, .409 batting average

2. Paul Lo Duca, 34 G, 130 ABs, 1 HR, 17 RBIs, .385

3. Andre Ethier, 36 G, 130 ABs, 5 HRs, 22 RBIs, .383

4. Matt Diaz, 64 G, 182 ABs, 10 HRs, 28 RBIs, .374

5. Freddy Sanchez, 28 G, 111 ABs, 1 HR, 8 RBIs, .360

6. Lance Berkman, 34 G, 121 ABs, 6 HRS, 32 RBIs, .339

7. Joey Votto, 27 G, 95 ABs, 5 HRs, 16 RBIs, .337

8. Stephen Drew, 37 G, 134 ABs, 5 HRs, 19 RBIs, .336

9. David Wright, 100 G, 397 ABs, 17 HRs, 72 RBIs, .335

10. Yunel Escobar, 52 G, 7 HRs, 27 RBIs, .333

11. Orlando Hudson, 32 G, 124 ABs, 3 HRs, 21 RBIs, .331

12. Aaron Rowand, 53 G, 202 ABs, 10 HRs, 38 RBIs, .327

Joe Frisaro

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