Jim Thome says he's not officially retired

Jim Thome says he's not officially retired
December 23, 2013, 1:30 pm
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Jim Thome may have a job in the White Sox front office, but he says he's not retired yet and won't rule out a comeback, via Hardball Talk's Craig Calcaterra.

The 43-year-old Thome last played in 2012 with Philadelphia and Baltimore, for which he hit .252/.344/.442 with eight home runs. On July 2, 2013, the White Sox hired Thome as a special assistant to general manager Rick Hahn.

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Over his 22-year career, Thome hit 612 home runs with a .402 on-base percentage. He was a five-time All-Star and finished in the top 10 of MVP voting four times. Thome not being officially retired won't affect his Hall of Fame eligibility, which if he doesn't make a major league comeback would begin in 2018.