Indians claim Thome
August 25, 2011
|Jim Thome (Photo: MLB)|
At the moment, Thome is playing for the Twins in their afternoon game against the Orioles. He is the designated hitter and is batting 6th.
If the Indians and Twins are unable to strike a deal then Thome can not be put through trade waivers again. The only way he would be able to join another team is if the Twins outright release him, something which is very possible but would be frowned upon by many in the industry. Plus, there is a feeling in the industry that the Twins and Indians will strike a deal to bring Thome back to his original team and the one he is most associated with in his career.
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