Aaron Rowand headlines a group of 22 players that the Marlins announced on Friday have been invited to Spring Training.
The veteran outfielder Rowand, a former Gold Glove Award winner who spent the past four seasons with the Giants, is one of 11 whom Miami has signed to Minor League deals. Right-handers Rob Delany, Chad Gaudin, Gary Glover, J.D. Martin and Robert Ray and lefty Beau Jones are the pitchers are under contract. Infielders Nick Green, Donovan Solano, Terry Tiffee and Gil Velasquez have also been signed.
The other 11 who can potentially earn a deal in Spring Training are righties Corey Madden, Alejandro Ramos and Elih Villanueva; southpaws Jose Alvarez, Chad James and Robert Rasmussen; catchers Jacob Jefferies, Luke Montz, Clint Sammons and Kyle Skipworth; and outfielder Kyle Jensen.
The Marlins have 62 players slated to participate on the big league side when their first full-squad workout is held Feb. 26. Their first workout for pitchers and catchers is scheduled for Feb. 22.