Jim Thome, Phillies first baseman, returns after missing 36 games
Jim Thome, first baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies, was activated off the disabled list on Wednesday after missing 36 games because of a lower back strain, according to a tweet from Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com.
He experienced stiffness in his back on April 28 in a game against the Chicago Cubs and left the game early. A few days later, he was placed on the 15-day disabled list.
On the season, Thome, 41, is hitting .111/.238/.111 in his 21 appearances. He is currently signed to a one-year contract with the team worth $1.25 million.