Found April 14, 2012 on PRO Rumors:
The Minnesota Twins have claimed outfielder Clete Thomas off waivers from the Detroit Tigers according to Jason Beck of Thomas was designated for assignment earlier this week. Thomas only played three games with the Tigers before being DFA'd, and before that his last appearance in the Majors was in 2009 with the Tigers when he hit .240/.324/.385 with 7 HR's and 39 RBI's in 275 AB's. Image by Keith Allison under the Creative Commons License.

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