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Jim Thome named special assistant to White Sox GM

Jim Thome

Jim Thome

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Updated: July 2, 2013 4:44PM



Jim Thome has joined the White Sox as a special assistant to general manager Rick Hahn.

Thome’s responsibilities will include consulting with Hahn and assistant GM Buddy Bell, working with major league staff and players and visiting minor-league affiliates throughout the season as a player performance evaluator.

“It is nearly impossible to top Jim’s baseball resume with 22 seasons in the game,” Hahn said. “When we talked recently about how he could move on to the next stage of his baseball career, an obvious fit was to join this organization, where Jim knows so many people and is immediately comfortable. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this role, and we’re excited to see the impact he will have on both our major leaguers and minor leaguers.”

Thome, a future Hall of Famer, batted .276 with 612 home runs and 1,699 RBI over 22 major-league seasons, including the Sox from 2006-09.

He has long been one of chairman Jerry Reinsdorf’s favorites and confidantes.

Jim Thome has joined the White Sox as a special assistant to general manager Rick Hahn.

Thome’s responsibilities will include consulting with Hahn and assistant GM Buddy Bell, working with major league staff and players and visiting minor-league affiliates throughout the season as a player performance evaluator.

“It is nearly impossible to top Jim’s baseball resume with 22 seasons in the game,” Hahn said. “When we talked recently about how he could move on to the next stage of his baseball career, an obvious fit was to join this organization, where Jim knows so many people and is immediately comfortable. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this role, and we’re excited to see the impact he will have on both our major leaguers and minor leaguers.”

Thome, a future Hall of Famer, batted .276 with 612 home runs and 1,699 RBI over 22 major-league seasons, including the Sox from 2006-09.

He has long been one of chairman Jerry Reinsdorf’s favorites and confidantes.



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