Found December 11, 2012 on
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While many free agents are getting calls from big league teams there’s one guy that’s not and that’s veteran slugger Jim Thome. Thome played 2012 as a reserve for the Philadelphia Phillies and Baltimore Orioles, hitting eight homers and batting .252 over 163 at-bats. So why haven’t they been calling, is he retired? In an interview with Jim Salisbury of Comcast SportsNet Philly he’s definitely not.
“I’m not retired,” the 42-year-old slugger said with a laugh. “If someone wants me to play, I’d consider it for sure. I feel good. If I didn’t feel good, I wouldn’t even consider it. But I feel good. I’d like to play.” (Salisbury – Comcast SportsNet)
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