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08:13 AM ET 03.07 | For now, slugger Jim Thome will head back home to Chicago -- and he'll wait. [Thome is] upbeat about his shape after working out hard [in Scottsdale, Ariz., but still] uncertain about his chances to play a 23rd major-league season. He has spent 10 days or so working out [in Scottsdale] with noted sports trainer Brett Fischer while hoping someone would call from the nearby Cactus League, or even the Grapefruit League. "I'm still a young lad," Thome, who's 42, joked. ... Thome admitted "nothing's happening right now," but he's hopeful that as things get later in the spring, and teams re-evaluate their needs, he might find work. "We'll see what happens. It would be great to play. I'd love to continue to play."

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March 7, 2013  08:39 AM ET

One more year maybe....

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March 7, 2013  09:16 AM ET

wiseup: Thome should retire while he has his health and has went out with a solid career. Too many times these 40 plus hitters try one more year and bombs out before being released

March 7, 2013  09:44 AM ET
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wiseup: Thome should retire while he has his health and has went out with a solid career. Too many times these 40 plus hitters try one more year and bombs out before being released

If he's looking to start I agree with you (especially at first), if he's looking to help a club at DH I think he could EASILY aid a team in that regard.

March 7, 2013  10:06 AM ET

His phone will ring when someone's DH gets hurt.

March 7, 2013  10:24 AM ET
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if he wants to play for cheap- NY can use him at 1b

Why would anyone take a cheap payday from the team that spends cash like a drunken sailor....and they are are gonna be desperate.......no ......I see a decent payday for somebody.....

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March 7, 2013  10:55 AM ET
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He would be no better than Hafner

He definately is.....Hafner is not only unable to stay healthy.....he has been powerless since he went off the juice. Give me Thome any day.

March 7, 2013  11:53 AM ET

hello yankees

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March 7, 2013  12:12 PM ET
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One more year maybe....

he may be good for two months rental but nothing else,,,

March 7, 2013  02:28 PM ET

Give Brian Cashman a call, if he's not there ask for A-Rod!!!

March 7, 2013  04:16 PM ET

always the bidesmaid never the bride.

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March 7, 2013  11:28 PM ET

Thome is so old, he's probably waiting by a landline, rotary dial phone.

 
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