Blue Jays sign Thomas for two years, $18 million

Updated: November 18, 2006, 5:52 PM ET
Associated Press

TORONTO -- Frank Thomas and the Toronto Blue Jays finalized an $18.12 million, two-year contract Friday.

Elias Says

ThomasFrank Thomas, who has hit 487 home runs, signed with Toronto on Friday. Thomas is in position to become only the second major leaguer to hit his 500th career home run in his first season playing for a team. The only man to do that is Eddie Mathews, who hit No. 500 for the Astros in 1967. Mathews played his first 15 seasons with the Braves, hitting 493 ...

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