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Phillies Sign Veteran Slugger Thome To 1-Year Deal
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Jim Thome and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a $1.25 million, one-year contract.

The 41-year-old Thome hit .256 with 15 home runs and 50 RBI in a combined 93 games with the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians last season. He batted .350 with runners in scoring position and .424 over his final 11 games of the season.

Thome played from Philadelphia from 2003-05 and has remained close with Phillies manager Charlie Manuel, his hitting coach for several years in Cleveland.

Thome hit .260 with 96 home runs and 266 RBIs in his first stint with the Phillies.

Thome has a .277 career average with 604 homers and 1,674 RBIs. He is one of just eight players to hit more than 600 homers.

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