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Sanders likely headed to Toronto

Updated: June 16, 2001, 6:52 PM ET
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CINCINNATI -- Junior is back and Deion is gone.

On the same day the Cincinnati Reds activated Ken Griffey Jr. off the disabled list, they designated Deion Sanders for assignment to the minors, at least temporarily ending an attempt to revive his baseball career.

Sanders was called up on May 1 after Griffey went on the disabled list with a torn hamstring. He hit only .173 in 39 games and set up a pair of losses by misplaying balls in the outfield.

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