Raines, a 7-time All-Star, joins Newark Bears as manager

Updated: November 21, 2008, 8:24 PM ET
Associated Press

NEWARK, N.J. -- Former major league All-Star Tim Raines has signed a two-year contract to manage the Newark Bears of the independent Atlantic League.

"I'm thrilled at the opportunity to manage the Newark Bears in the greatest sports region in the country," Raines said. "Newark is rich in baseball tradition, with legends like Yogi Berra, Monte Irvin and Rickey Henderson once calling the city home."

Raines joins the Bears from the Class AA Harrisburg Senators, where he was a hitting ...

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