Jim Thome gets 1-year deal from Twins

Updated: January 14, 2011, 8:18 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- Jim Thome didn't need much time to determine he wanted to return for a 21st season. His back felt fine, and after 25 home runs in 276 at-bats for Minnesota last year, his powerful uppercut swing was sure in prime form.

"I still felt like, 'Man, I can still do this,' " said Thome, who decided about a month after last season to keep his career going.

Thome and the Twins agreed Friday to a $3 million, one-year contract, doubling his salary after he provided a big lift last ...

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