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Rays sign Burrell for 2 years

Updated: January 6, 2009, 11:25 AM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

Pat Burrell's last swing of the bat in 2008 was a double against Tampa Bay in Game 5 of the World Series.

Now, his first swing of the bat in 2009 will be as a member of those very same Rays, having signed a two-year, $16 million contract Monday.

The agreement was first reported by FoxSports.com.

Burrell will donate a portion of his contract to the Rays Baseball Foundation, the official charity of the Rays, the team said in a statement.

Burrell, 32, is ...

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