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Phils could trade Jim Thome to AL

Updated: June 29, 2012, 6:32 PM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Phillies are quietly making Jim Thome available to American League teams looking for a designated hitter, executives of two AL clubs said Thursday.

Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. wouldn't confirm to ESPN.com that he already has talked to other teams, but the GM would not rule out a deal that would send the 41-year-old Thome to a club that could give him more regular playing time.

"The ideal situation right now, because he can't really ...

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