Fri, 01 Mar 2013 07:53:04 -0800
Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire wants the team to sign free-agent DH Jim Thome (Orioles).
Mon, 25 Feb 2013 12:34:25 -0800
Contrary to a previous item, the Minnesota Twins talked with free-agent DH Jim Thome's (Orioles) agent about a month ago, and the two sides could resume talks, according to a person with knowledge of the discussions. Thome is working out in Arizona and is serious about resuming his playing career. He might desire a guaranteed roster spot, though.
Sat, 09 Feb 2013 10:37:17 -0800
The Minnesota Twins have not given consideration to bringing back free-agent DH Jim Thome (Orioles) this offseason.
Thu, 07 Feb 2013 13:32:35 -0800
The Cleveland Indians are no longer pursuing free-agent DH Jim Thome (Orioles) and do not want to commit a roster spot to a designated hitter. Thome is healthy and working out and is open to signing with other squads.
Mon, 04 Feb 2013 05:05:27 -0800
The Cleveland Indians could sign free-agent DH Jim Thome (Orioles).
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 07:19:32 -0800
The Cleveland Indians are still seeking a hitter and have interest in DH Travis Hafner (Indians) and DH Jim Thome (Orioles). They aren't interested in DH Manny Ramirez (Athletics).
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 01:43:32 -0800
The Tampa Bay Rays still are shopping for a DH and perhaps another outfielder, and the Tampa Bay Times notes that many familiar faces remain on the free-agent market. Among the former Rays who could return at DH are Luke Scott, Dan Johnson and Aubrey Huff. Other free-agent possibilities mentioned include Travis Hafner, Jim Thome and Carlos Lee.
Sat, 12 Jan 2013 10:29:59 -0800
The New York Yankees do not have interest in free-agent DH Jim Thome (Orioles).
Fri, 28 Dec 2012 20:33:33 -0800
Free-agent DH Jim Thome (Orioles) has said he is interested in playing in 2013 if a team shows interest. The Baltimore Orioles are not expected to bring him back, though, as manager Buck Showalter would like to rotate his players in and out of the designated hitter spot to give them a rest. Right now, Thome is not viewed as an ideal fit for the team despite his positive clubhouse presence.
Tue, 11 Dec 2012 13:03:57 -0800
Free-agent DH Jim Thome (Orioles) said he wants to return in 2013 for another season. "I'm not retired," the 42-year-old slugger said with a laugh. "If someone wants me to play, I'd consider it for sure. I feel good. If I didn't feel good, I wouldn't even consider it. But I feel good. I'd like to play." Thome said he'd consider playing for a National League team, although he admits his best chances are as a designated hitter.