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Thursday, November 2, 2006
Alou over '99.9 percent sure' he won't return to Giants

Associated Press

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- Free agent outfielder Moises Alou plans to play next season, but not with the San Francisco Giants.
Moises Alou
Alou

"I'm almost sure, more than 99.9 percent sure, that I won't return with the San Francisco Giants," Alou told The Associated Press on Thursday.

Alou said he planned to go elsewhere partly because the Giants did not renew the contract of his father, manager Felipe Alou, at the end of the season.

"I think I still have a chance to play another year or two, but it will be with another organization, he said.

The 40-year-old Alou hit .301 with 22 home runs and 74 RBI this season. He'd said before the season that he thought it would be his last, but said his performance motivated him to keep playing.

In 14 years in the majors, Alou has played for the Pirates, Expos, Marlins, Astros, and Cubs as well as the Giants.