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The Chicago White Sox announced Tuesday that former designated hitter Jim Thome has joined the franchise as a special assistant to general manager Rick Hahn.
Thome spent parts of four seasons with the White Sox, hitting 134 home runs and driving in 369 runs. He will consult with Hahn and assistant general manager Buddy Bell while working with the White Sox and their minor league affiliates.
Thome's 612 homers over his 22-year career are seventh in major-league history. He also had 1,699 RBI. He was a member of two pennant-winning teams in Cleveland (1995, 1997) and his solo home run was the only run in the White Sox's 1-0 win over Minnesota in a one-game playoff for the 2008 American League Central division title.
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Jim Thome is back with the Chicago White Sox, just this time he will not be gracing the lineup. Thome, 42, has joined the White Sox as special assistant to the general manager according to Mark Gonzales on Twitter.
Thome joins Sox as special assistant
— Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) July 2, 2013
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Per Twitter, one of baseball's modern legends (and former Phillie) Jim Thome has been hired by Chicago White Sox GM Rick Hahn as a special assistant. Thome spent three and a half seasons with the White Sox after being traded there in 2006 for Aaron Rowand and Gio Gonzalez (not...
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Information, Outlook on Jesse and Paulie
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Earlier this week, the Chicago White Sox announced that former Indians All-Star Jim Thome has re-joined their organization as a special assistant to GM Rick Hahn.
“I don’t think I could ask for a better situation than being in Chicago and with the White Sox,” Thome said to Comcast SportsNet Chicago’s Chuck Garfien.
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Its game one with the Baltimore Orioles at The Cell today. John Danks has the mound duties today to open the series.
Grab a drink and see you for the first pitch.
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Orioles - (ground out to pitcher)(flied out to left)(ground out to short)
Sox – De Aza(pop out to third), Ramirez(double), Rios(struck out), Dunn(popped out to left),