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Sources: After release from Blue Jays, Thomas' agents speaking to A's

Updated: April 23, 2008, 4:24 PM ET
By Buster Olney | ESPN The Magazine

Frank Thomas finished fourth in the MVP balloting with the Oakland Athletics two seasons ago, and sources say the Athletics were in discussions with Thomas' agents Wednesday, three days after he was cut by the Toronto Blue Jays.

Thomas, who turns 40 next month, was hitting .167 with 13 strikeouts in 60 at-bats for the Blue Jays, following a spring training in which talent evaluators with other teams wondered if Thomas's bat speed had slowed to the point of no return. Thomas got off ...

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