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Minnesota Twins Place Jim Thome and Jason Kubel On Waivers

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As we approach the waiver trade-deadline, the waiver wire is getting hectic. It is a last-ditch effort for contending teams to improve their teams for the stretch run, and non-contenders to improve their team for the future. Let's round up the latest players who were placed on waivers:

The Minnesota Twins placed designated hitter Jim Thome on waivers today, according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal. Teams that are interested are two of Thome's former teams, Phillies and the Indianstweets Rosenthal. The future Hall of Famer has a full no-trade clause, but the Twins may able to get his blessing if he were to join a serious contender or even one of his former teams. Thome, 40, is hitting .256/.365/.503 with 12 homers in 230 plate appearances this season.

The Minnesota Twins also placed outfielder/designated hitter Jason Kubel on waivers, reports FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal. Kubel was a trade target last month, but the Twins weren't overwhelmed with offers. The Twins have said they'd like to re-sign Kubel, but this could be like late July, where they are willing to move him if they are overwhelmed, notes Joe Christensen of the Star Tribune. The 29-year-old Kubel is hitting .295/.350/.456 with 9 homers in 326 plate appearances this season.

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