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Former World Series star signs with Braves

December 12, 2006

Cairo - With the Atlanta Braves not able to afford second baseman Marcus Giles, speedy Willie Harris could be the answer.

Harris, who scored the game winning run in the Chicago White Sox World Series clinching win two years ago, has signed a minor league contract with the Braves and will be invited to spring training.

The infielder/outfielder left Chicago after their World Series season and signed with Boston where he spent most of the 2006 season at the Red Sox minor league team in Pawtucket.

Harris had just 45 plate appearances with Boston last season and is career batting average is just under .240.

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