Thome still eager to play in 2012

Former Twins slugger Jim Thome hopes to be in a major league lineup in 2012. The 41-year-old slugger is a free agent after finishing the season with the Cleveland Indians. He has 604 home runs, hitting his 600th in a Minnesota uniform. He told an audience in Cleveland today that he'd like to play with the Indians again
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Former Twins slugger Jim Thome hopes to be in a major league lineup in 2012. The 41-year-old slugger is a free agent after finishing the season with the Cleveland Indians. He has 604 home runs, hitting his 600th in a Minnesota uniform. He told an audience in Cleveland today that he'd like to play with the Indians again

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