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Giants claim OF Cody Ross off waivers

Updated: August 22, 2010, 5:36 PM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- Fading from the playoff race, the Florida Marlins began their latest paring of payroll Sunday when starting outfielder Cody Ross was awarded to the San Francisco Giants on a waiver claim.

Ross will give the Giants more depth for the final weeks of the playoff race. The Marlins will begin looking toward next year, and they plan to recall Cameron Maybin on Tuesday from Triple-A New Orleans for a late-season tryout in center field.

"Our playoff hopes have dimmed a bit, and we ...

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