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Jim Thome To Sign With Phillies

Legendary slugger Jim Thome and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a one-year contract, according to the team's website. Thome spent three years with the Phillies from '03-'05.

Details of the deal were not disclosed, but the expectation is that the deal will be low-risk from Philadelphia's perspective. Thome has been in the American League for the majority of his career, and he has made only one appearance as a defensive player since 2007. Plus, the Phillies already have a left-handed, power-hitting first baseman in Ryan Howard.