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Trip to waiver wire derails Sanders' comeback

Updated: June 22, 2001, 8:48 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- The Cincinnati Reds placed Deion Sanders on unconditional release waivers Friday, at least temporarily ending an attempt to revive his baseball career.

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Sanders had been designated for assignment by the Reds last Friday when the team activated Ken Griffey Jr. off the disabled list. The two-sport star, who is still on the roster of the NFL's Washington Redskins, was hitting .173 in 32 games for the Reds.

He went 3-for-3 with a home run his first game May ...

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