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Sunday, August 18
 
Raines says he won't play after this season

ESPN.com news services

Florida Marlins outfielder Tim Raines told The Miami Herald he will retire at the end of the season, whether it's Aug. 29 or Sept. 29, depending on the labor situation.

Tim Raines
Raines

"This is my last year, regardless," Raines told the Herald. "If I have to go out like this, with a strike, so be it."

Asked about possibly going out earlier than expected, Raines told the newspaper: "That's all right. I'm still behind the union and whatever it does."

Raines said, however, he isn't sure baseball can survive another strike.

"I think if (a strike) happens this time, I don't think baseball will ever recover," he said. "I think it would definitely hurt the game."