The Baltimore Orioles have acquired Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Jim Thome for two prospects.
The Phillies will receive pitcher Kyle Simon and catcher Gabriel Lino from the Orioles for the 41 year old slugger.
Thome has hit five home runs and batted .242 in 30 games for Philadelphia this season. The Orioles would become Thome's sixth Major League ball club.
The 21 year old Simon is 2-8 with an ERA of 3.96 this season with the Single A Advanced Frederick Keys and the 19 year old Venezuelan catching prospect is hitting .218 with four home runs and 18 RBI's with the Single A Delmarva Shorebirds.
Thome is expected to become the Orioles everyday designated hitter with the recent hitting woes the Orioles have been facing as of late.