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Raines not quitting yet, signs with Montreal

Wednesday, December 27, 2000

MONTREAL - Outfielder Tim Raines decided his playing days weren't over and agreed to a minor league contract with the Montreal Expos.

Raines would get a $350,000, one-year contract if he makes the team and the chance to earn $550,000 more in performance bonuses.

He retired last March 23 after hitting .293 in 24 at-bats for the New York Yankees during spring training.

Raines made his debut with Montreal in 1979 and was an NL All-Star from 1981-87. He has a .295 career batting average with 2,561 hits and 964 RBIs in 21 major league seasons.

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