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Jim Thome Re-Signs With Minnesota Twins on One-Year Contract

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Jim Thome #25 of the Minnesota Twins follows the flight of his 1st inning home run against the Chicago White Sox. Photographer: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Jan. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Jim Thome signed a one-year contract to remain with the Minnesota Twins after hitting 25 home runs as the team’s designated hitter in 2010.

Financial terms of the agreement weren’t disclosed in a news release on the Twins’ website. The deal is worth $3 million, according to MLB.com.

Thome, whose 589 homers rank him eighth on Major League Baseball’s career list, batted .283 with 59 runs batted in and 16 doubles in 108 games last season, his first in Minnesota.

The 40-year-old Thome, who played his first 12 years with the Cleveland Indians before stints with the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers and Twins, has been chosen an All-Star five times -- most recently in 2006 -- during his 20-year major league career.

The Twins went 94-68 last season to win the American League Central Division before being swept in three games by the New York Yankees during a divisional playoff series.

To contact the reporter on this story: Mason Levinson in New York at mlevinson@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net

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