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Big Hurt still useful in Oakland

Updated: April 24, 2008, 4:48 PM ET
By Eric Karabell | ESPN.com

Mike Sweeney ended the longest home run drought of his career with an eighth-inning poke off Matt Guerrier Wednesday night. His reward was seeing Frank Thomas signed to a one-year deal to become his teammate the next morning.

While Sweeney's power has been waning in recent years and barely exists at this point, Thomas smacked 65 home runs the past two seasons. It's simple math; both hit right-handed and neither of these fellas brings a glove with them to the ballpark, so only one can ...

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