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Phillies Trade DH/First Baseman Jim Thome to the Orioles

Hunter Martin/Getty Images(MIAMI) -- Jim Thome's second stint with Philadelphia didn't last that long, just 30 games to be exact. The Phillies have traded the first baseman/designated hitter to the Baltimore Orioles for a pair of minor league prospects.

The 41-year old Thome had been relegated to mostly a pinch hitter role with the Phillies and struggled adjusting to not playing everyday. In 62 at-bats this season, Thome hit just .242 with five home runs, 15 RBIs, and 21 strikeouts. A majority of his production this season came when he served as a DH for the team during interleague play. He hit .333 with four home runs and 14 RBIs during a nine game stretch as a DH.

In exchange for Thome, the Phillies received two minor leaguers -- catcher Gabriel Lino and righty Kyle Simon. Simon went 2-8 with a 3.96 ERA for Class A Frederick, while Lino hit .218 with four home runs and 18 RBIs for Class A Delmarva.

A five-time All Star, Thome is tied for seventh on the all-time home runs list with 609 and his 1,689 career RBIs ranks 25th all-time.

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