Jim Thome is back with the Chicago White Sox, just this time he will not be gracing the lineup. Thome, 42, has joined the White Sox as special assistant to the general manager according to Mark Gonzales on Twitter.
Thome joins Sox as special assistant
— Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) July 2, 2013
Thome played on the White Sox for four years, between 2006-2009. Although Thome has not officially announced his retirement, and told people as late as May that he was still looking to play, it is pretty clear his playing days are behind him.
Thome was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 13th round of the 1989 amateur draft.Thome played in the majors for 22 seasons, hitting 612 home runs.