- Doug Padilla, Chicago White Sox beat reporter
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CLEVELAND – There was a meeting of former Cleveland Indians greats at home plate before Thursday’s game.
Both could be on the verge of wrapping up their playing days, although neither has said they are prepared to call in quits.
The 44-year-old Vizquel said recently that he is interested in playing at least another year, although he thinks the White Sox will make changes in the offseason and he won’t be asked back. He said on his Twitter account this week that he would thrilled to return to the Indians.
Thome is getting that chance now after he was traded from the Minnesota Twins on Aug. 25.
Thome and Vizquel played together in Cleveland from 1994-2002. They won six division titles together and appeared in the World Series twice.
In what could be among their last acts, Thome and Vizquel exchange lineups.