Can Jim Thome come home again? If the Cleveland Indians have their way that's exactly what will happen. It has been reported that the Indians placed a waiver claim on Thome, 40, who is currently a member of the Minnesota Twins.
The Twins placed Thome on Waivers earlier this week and after clearing the Indians placed their claim. If no team with a worse record made a claim the Indians would have 48 hours to make a deal with the Twins to acquire Thome. Some believe the Chicago White Sox, whom Thomas played for from 2006-2009, also placed a claim but that has been cast in doubt. The Sox already have Paul Konerko and Adam Dunn, both players whom have been relugated to DH duty.
The Indians have a huge need for a DH after Travis Hafner was placed on the disabled list with a foot strain. Even at 40 years old, Thome is having a decent season, hitting .253 with 12 homers and 40 RBI. Thome is hitting .290 with six homers and 21 RBI since the All-Star break.
Thome became the 8th player in Major League history to hit 600 home runs on August 15.