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Sanders signs three-year deal with Braves

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ATLANTA -- Outfielder Deion Sanders has signed a three-year contract to play baseball with the Atlanta Braves through the 1995 season, Braves Vice President and General Manager John Scheurholz said Tuesday.

By signing, Sanders committed himself to play baseball fulltime from the first day of spring training through the end of the season, including post-season games, Scheurholz said.

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Sanders is also a Pro Bowl defensive back for the NFL's Atlanta Falcons. His new contract means the Falcons have to wait until about midseason before Sanders joins them.

Sanders, 25, recently ended a three-week walkout with the Braves that he said was the result of too little playing time. Although the Braves did not release any figures, the three-year deal is reported to be worth $11 million.

'We are pleased that Deion has becomea fulltime member of the Braves organization and look forward to his contributions to the Braves for years to come,' Scheurholz said.

Sanders is batting .294 with one home run and six RBIs in 21 games this year.

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