Twins bring back Thome

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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with designated hitter Jim Thome.

Thome belted 25 home runs and drove in 59 runs in only 276 at-bats for the Twins last season.

Last year, the 40-year-old slugger surpassed Rafael Palmeiro, Harmon Killebrew, Mark McGwire and Frank Robinson for eighth place on the all-time home run list with 589.

He is a career .278 hitter with 1,624 runs batted in over 20 big league seasons with the Indians, Phillies, White Sox, Dodgers and Twins.

The five-time All-Star has hit 20-or-more home runs in 16 seasons and knocked in more than 100 runs in nine different campaigns.


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