Phils sign Thome

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The Phillies have agreed to a one-year, $1.25 million deal with slugger Jim Thome, according to Todd Zolecki.

The deal is pending Thome passing a physical. He will replace Ross Gload as the left-handed power bat off the bench, who is a free agent this year.

Thome hit 15 homers and 50 RBIs last year in 77 games.

Thome, 41, has 604 career home runs in 21 seasons. He played in Philadelphia from 2003-2005, hitting .260 with 96 home runs.

Thome was a designated hitter with the White Sox from 2005-2009 but after that, his role was delegated to bench duty with the Dodgers, Twins and a second stint in Cleveland.

More details and a longer story to follow later tonight

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