White Sox hire Jim Thome

Updated: July 2, 2013, 9:02 PM ET
By Bruce Levine | ESPNChicago.com

Potential Hall of Famer Jim Thome walked around U.S Cellular Field on Tuesday in an expensive suit rather than the baseball uniform he wore with pride for over 20 years.

Thome has rejoined the Chicago White Sox as a special assistant to general manager Rick Hahn, the team announced Tuesday.

"Before he left we had a sort of handshake agreement that at some point when he was done playing he was going to come back," White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf said. "Whether he was going to come ...

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