Twins rumors: Minnesota interested in Jim Thome?

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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2 Responses to Twins rumors: Minnesota interested in Jim Thome?

  1. Why is Thome limited in the field just because we have the DH, he played in the field last year (some).

  2. Getting Thome would be a GREAT thing!! After two straight seasons of 95+ losses the Twins are probably not going to have a good year, but having Thome will give me a chance to follow them and attend a few games. Please sign Thome!


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