Via Mark Hale: The Yankees have no interest in free agent DH Jim Thome. The 42-year-old slugger still offers power (.209 ISO last two years) and patience (13.3 BB%) from the left side in addition to reportedly elite character and clubhouse skills, but that’s pretty much it. He can’t play defense and needs a platoon partner. Thome is super easy to root for and appears to fit the team’s needs at DH, so it’s disappointing to hear they don’t have interest. Maybe he’ll fall into their laps on the cheap next month a la Raul Ibanez last year.
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