Jim Thome has been traded to Cleveland for a player to be named later. Cleveland won the waiver claim on Thome and they were able to work something out with the Twins to get the deal done. Thome waived his no trade clause to return to the team he started his career with. Thome will remain in the AL Central but now be in the division race as the Indians are 6 games back of the Tigers. Twins GM Bill Smith said it was a bitter sweet deal but that it was the right thing to do for Jim Thome.

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