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The Minnesota Twins expressed interest in free agent
designated hitter Jim Thome earlier this offseason, and discussions could pick
up where they left off later in the spring, according to La Velle E. Neal III
of The Star Tribune.
Neal notes that the Twins had conversations with Thome and
his camp about a month ago. There hasn’t been recent contact, but Minnesota
could resume talks later in the spring.
At this point, Thome is working out in Arizona in hopes of
landing another opportunity. He’s hoping to sign a guaranteed contract,
something that is limited the interest in him and the offers he’s receiving. Neal
believes that if Thome was willing to sign a minor league deal that provided
him a good shot at breaking camp with a team, interest in him would increase.
The Twins are set to enter the season with Ryan Doumit as
their regular DH, but they could look to acquire Thome on a low-risk deal to
pair with him. The veteran slugger would also provide left-handed power off
their bench, though he is basically restricted to the role of DH.
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