Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 6/30/12

The Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to trade slugger Jim Thome to the Baltimore Orioles, Fox Sports reported Saturday.

Specifics of the deal are not expected to be known until after the Phillies game at the Miami Marlins.

CSN Philadelphia first reported that the two sides were talking about making a deal.

Thome has mainly been used as a pinch-hitter for the Phillies, but he would likely serve as the Orioles designated hitter. Thome has had 10 at-bats this season as a first baseman. He is batting .242 with five home runs and has an .854 OPS in 62 at-bats.

Baltimore's offense could use a boost as it is ranked last in the American League East in runs scored, but started the day just 4 1/2 games behind the division-leading New York Yankees.

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