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Orioles acquire Jim Thome

Posted on 30 June 2012 by WNST Staff

FoxSports and CSNPhilly.com are reporting that the Orioles have acquired Jim Thome from the Philadelphia Phillies Saturday in exchange for Frederick Keys P Kyle Simon, the Orioles fourth-round pick in 2011 out of Arizona, and Delmarva Shorebirds catcher Gabriel Lino.

The Orioles confirmed the FoxSports report Saturday afternoon, and said that Thome will suit up as the Orioles’ full-time DH for the first time Sunday against his old team, the Cleveland Indians.

Thome,41, is currently hitting .242 with 62 ABs, 5 HRs, and 15 RBIs in 30 games of action.

In 2011 with the Minnesota Twins, Thome became only the eighth member of the 600-HR club.

The five-time All-Star has spent time with five other clubs in his major league career, including the Indians, Twins, White Sox, Dodgers, and Phillies.

Simon was 2-8 with a 3.96 ERA in 14 starts for the Keys.

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