Jim Thome signs one-day contract, retires with Cleveland

Jim Thome signs one-day contract, retires with Cleveland
August 2, 2014, 4:30 pm
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Jim Thome officially retired on Saturday, and he ended his career with the Cleveland Indians.

The 43-year-old signed an honorary one-day contract with Cleveland on Saturday and announced his retirement. Thome hasn't played in the majors since 2012 and joined the White Sox front office as a special assistant in July of 2013.

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Thome spent the first 13 years of his career with Cleveland, playing on a pair of World Series teams and hitting 337 of his 612 career home runs as a member of the Indians. He played for the White Sox from 2006-2009, hitting 134 home runs while helping the club win an AL Central title in 2008. 

Indians fans frequently booed Thome upon his returns to Cleveland with the White Sox, but the club unveiled a statue of Thome at Progressive Field on Saturday: