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Thome not returning to Chicago

Updated: January 25, 2010, 10:15 PM ET
ESPNChicago.com news services

Jim Thome won't be returning to the Chicago White Sox for the 2010 season.

Sox manager Ozzie Guillen informed Thome that the team will not be offering him a chance to be included among the team's rotating cast of designated hitters.

General manager Ken Williams gave Guillen the final call on the move, and Guillen decided he couldn't give Thome enough at-bats to justify bringing him back.

"It came down to getting enough at-bats,'' Guillen told the Chicago ...

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