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Thome on Twins: 'They're like my brothers'

Fox Sports North reporter Tyler Mason chats with slugger Jim Thome, now with Philadelphia. The Twins faced the Phillies in a spring training game Wednesday, but first he was greeted with hugs from his former teammates.
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Fox Sports North reporter Tyler Mason chats with slugger Jim Thome, now with Philadelphia. The Twins faced the Phillies in a spring training game Wednesday, but first he was greeted with hugs from his former teammates.

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