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Sources: Jim Thome agrees with Phillies

Updated: November 4, 2011, 9:52 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

CLEVELAND -- Jim Thome took the stage at the City Club on Oct. 25, and spoke in generalities about continuing his career.

On Friday, he got a little more specific.

Despite being picked up by the Indians in August, reuniting the record-setting designated hitter with a team and city that adored him, Thome agreed to a one-year contract with the Phillies, a source familiar with the negotiations told ESPN.com senior writer Jerry Crasnick.

"I'll keep playing," Thome said last ...

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