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Jim Thome exits game after suffering mild quadriceps strain

Jun 1, 2011, 9:35 PM EDT

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More bad news for the Twinkies.

According to beat writer Rhett Bollinger, designated hitter Jim Thome was pulled in the sixth inning of Wednesday night’s game against the Tigers after suffering a mild left quad strain.

Thome was 0-for-1 with a walk before begin replaced at DH by Trevor Plouffe. The veteran may have suffered the strain while advancing to second base on Danny Valencia‘s single in the fourth inning.

It’s not a certainty that Thome will require a stint on the 15-day disabled list, but it’s definitely a possibility. Quad strains tend to linger (see: Matt Holliday) and Thome turns 41 years old later this season.

The 40-year-old has hit a healthy .237/.372/.447 with four home runs and 12 RBI in 28 games so far.

  1. drmonkeyarmy - Jun 1, 2011 at 9:49 PM

    Sorry for Thome; class guy. Brought a winning mentality to the Phillies. Helped turn the franchise around. Oh and Drew, probably shouldn’t call them twinkies…in some circles it is a homophobic slur. I would hate for you to get fined by Bud Selig and forced to do a lame PSA.

    • Drew Silva - Jun 1, 2011 at 10:38 PM


  2. royalsfaninfargo - Jun 1, 2011 at 10:31 PM

    In Drew’s defense everyone up here calls them the Twinkies. But Jack Morris still sucks as a color guy!

  3. Brody - Jun 1, 2011 at 11:57 PM

    When will the injuries stop?! We need Thome in the lineup! Hopefully he’s only day to day. I can’t even keep track of who is injured or not anymore. Any other Twins fans having trouble keeping up with the injuries I have tried to compile all their updates here.

  4. dcburden - Jun 2, 2011 at 1:29 AM

    Trevor Plouffe? DH?

  5. purdueman - Jun 2, 2011 at 10:14 AM

    The old gray mare just ain’t what she used to be, ain’t what she used to be, ain’t what she used to be!

  6. purdueman - Jun 2, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    Thome’s stated goal is to get to 600 career home runs (I think he’s now only 4 away). What would be really nice and fitting is if when he finally hits it, he rounds the bases, tips his hat passing third base on his way home and then announces his immediate retirement, but he’s stubborn as a mule and won’t.

    So instead of going out on top, Big Jim is going to be remembered for hanging on as Willie Mays did in his final days as a Met. Sad.

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