Twins ice righty; Jim Thome on waivers?

Updated: August 23, 2011, 5:58 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

The Minnesota Twins placed pitcher Nick Blackburn on the 15-day disabled list Monday with a strained right forearm and placed veteran slugger Jim Thome on waivers.

As reported by FoxSports.com and confirmed by a source to ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney, 40-year-old Thome, who last week became the eighth player to reach 600 home runs, has hit the waiver wire and is expected to attract interest from teams such as the Phillies and Indians. Thome, however, declined to comment on the reports ...

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