Found July 16, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
MINNEAPOLIS The last time Jim Thome came to Target Field, he was a member of the Philadelphia Phillies. At the time of that mid-June series, it appeared as if that was Thome's last visit to Minnesota.But the former Twins slugger was traded to Baltimore on June 30, and he returned to Target Field once again Monday as Minnesota hosts a four-game series with the Orioles this week.Thome finds himself in better circumstances this time around. For starters, his new Orioles squad is in the thick of the playoff hunt. The Phillies, meanwhile,entered Monday's action inlast place in the National League East.While Thome is now on a team with a better record, he's also back in a league that allows him to play every day. With the Phillies, Thome was relegated to pinch-hit situations or designated hitter during interleague play. Since being traded to Baltimore at the end of June, Thome has already been in the Orioles lineup nine times."That's been great, getting four at-bats...
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