Archive for Thursday, June 28, 2001

Sanders signs with Toronto

June 28, 2001

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— Deion Sanders signed a minor league contract with Toronto on Wednesday after being released by Cincinnati last week. He will report to Triple-A Syracuse today.

Sanders hit .173 in 32 games for the Reds. He was released on Friday, one week after the Reds cleared a roster spot for Ken Griffey Jr. by designating Sanders for assignment.

Sanders, 32, didn't play baseball in the 1998 and 1999 seasons. The two-sport star is still on the roster of the Washington Redskins. Sanders' NFL contract states that if he's on a major league roster July 29 he does not have to report to the Redskins' training camp until the end of the baseball season.

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