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Jim Thome traded to Indians

Updated: August 26, 2011, 11:38 AM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- Jim Thome has swung back to the Cleveland Indians.

The slugger accepted a trade from Minnesota on Thursday night to return to the Indians, the team he started with and one hoping its career home run leader can help it run down the first-place Detroit Tigers in the AL Central.

An Indians season full of surprises and comeback wins has the most improbable return of all.

As he's done on more than 600 career homers, Thome has rounded the bags and is coming home.

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