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CRAPPIN HOLY. Giants Release Rowand, Tejada

By Bryan Rose

Lose your marbles, Scooter.

"Bombshells Wednesday morning at AT&T Park. In a clear message from management, the Giants have designated Miguel Tejada and Aaron Rowand for assignment. The club activated Pat Burrell from the DL and purchased the contract of Brett Pill, who has 107 RBIs for Triple-A Fresno.Rowand cleaned out his locker and declined comment. Tejada, who stopped a reporter in the parking lot to say farewell, also had no comment, other than to say “I wish those guys well” and “I wish it had been different.” Then he drove off in his black Humvee with Florida plates.GM Brian Sabean said he will try to trade one or both players as soon as today, so perhaps they could go to a contender before the 9 p.m. deadline to be eligible for postseason rosters."

Between the rest of Rowand’s salary this year and next, the G’s ate nearly 14 million bucks. And I couldn’t be happier. Good riddance.