Thome likely to be back
Posted on: October 10, 2010 10:48 am
Jim Thome, one of the season's big surprises, said after the Twins were eliminated Saturday night that he'd discuss the future with his family, but that he's leaning toward returning.
"Yeah, I think I'm going to come back," he told the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Playing for his third team in two years, the 40-year-old slugger hit 25 home runs in just 340 plate appearances, put up a 1.039 OPS overall and batted .302 against right-handers. All for the bargain basement price of $1.5 million ($1.7 million after plate-appearance bonuses). You can bet his asking price will be going up.
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