Twins complete Thome deal with Indians

Twins complete Thome deal with Indians

Twins complete Thome deal with Indians
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins and Indians finalized their Aug. 25 trade for Jim Thome on Sunday, with the Indians sending $20,000 in cash to the Twins.

Thome was sent to Cleveland once Minnesota had fallen out of the race, with the hope that he could return to where his career began and help the Indians down the stretch in the pennant race.

In his first 15 games since the trade, Thome hit .259 with two home runs and four RBIs, including a ninth-inning solo blast on Friday that proved to be the game-winner in the Indians' 7-6 victory over the Twins. But entering Sunday's play, the Indians were 12 1/2 games behind Detroit in the AL Central and had been eliminated.