Jim Thome hasn’t retired yet

Oct 10, 2012; Bronx, NY, USA; Baltimore Orioles designated hitter Jim Thome (25) grounds into fielders choice during the fourth inning of game three of the 2012 ALDS against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Veteran first baseman Jim Thome has a bit of career resurrection when he got to the Baltimore Orioles in 2012. He played in 28 games, batted .257, had an on-base percentage of .348 and slugged .396 with three home runs and 10 RBI, getting time as a designated hitter.

It looks like that will be the way his career ends.

Although Thome’s career does indeed look to be over, he hasn’t officially announced any kind of retirement and still won’t, according to Craig Calcaterra of Hard Ball Talk.

Most players of a certain stature announce their retirement. Not all. Jim Thome is sort of letting retirement happen to him, though not 100% willingly. He was on MLB Network’s Hot Stove show this morning and said that he’s not officially retired and has not ruled out a comeback.

Thomas is now 43 years old and was out of baseball last season, so a return looks like a long, although Calcaterra hasn’t ruled out the Philadelphia Phillies potentially bringing Thome back for a third stint.

Over his career, Thome batted .276, had an on-base percentage of .402 and slugged .554. He hit 612 home runs and drove in 1,699 runs.

Thome is currently serving as a special assistant to the general manager for the Chicago White Sox.

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