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Thome has recently battled a number of nagging injuries. "I got those back spasms there in Kansas City and my (right) wrist, I have been battling that a little bit, but that's just part of playing and going through a long season," Thome said.
Thome has been productive since returning to the lineup on Friday after missing four games because of tendinitis in his right wrist and back spasms. Thome went 6-for-10 with five RBIs, three runs scored and four walks over the weekend.
Thome did not play in Chicago's game on Tuesday because of back spasms. He hasn't played since Saturday because of soreness in his right wrist. Manager Ozzie Guillen said that while Thome could be back on Wednesday, with the team having an off day on Thursday, he might hold back the slugger until Friday.
Thome missed his second consecutive game on Monday with a sore right wrist. He received a short of cortisone to alleviate what the team says is tendinitis. White Sox trainer Herm Schneider said he would probably return to the lineup on Tuesday.
Thome hit two home runs and tied his career high with six RBIs in Thursday's 11-8 victory over the Orioles. The White Sox designated hitter had a grand slam in the third inning and a two-run shot in the fifth. He is tied with Boston's David Ortiz for the American League lead with 29 homers.
Chicago's Thome was selected to his fifth All-Star team on Sunday, as a reserve first baseman for the American League. Thome is batting .292 with 27 homers and 68 RBIs this season.
Thome is expected to play on Tuesday when the Chicago White Sox open a three-game series against the Detroit Tigers. He has missed three consecutive games because of a strained groin. The White Sox's designated hitter is hitting .295 with 20 home runs this season.
Thome was scratched from the White Sox's lineup on Friday against the Rangers with a strain in his left quad/adductor area. Thome had felt discomfort in his last at-bat on Thursday. Manager Ozzie Guillen expects Thome to return on Saturday, but he'll be re-evaluated before the contest.
Thome hit a three-run homer in Chicago's 9-2 win over Minnesota on Saturday night, tying the franchise record for home runs in April. Frank Thomas hit nine in 1996, the number Thome equaled Saturday.
Thome homered for the fourth straight game in the White Sox's 13-9 win over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday. The victory completed Chicago's three-game sweep of the series.
Thome enjoyed a noteworthy debut for the Chicago White Sox on Monday. The designated hitter drove his 431st career homer 431 feet, deep into the right-fielder bleachers of his new home park, and made the first curtain call of his team's season after his long home run. The two-run shot in the fourth inning came in his first game against his old team, the Cleveland Indians, who he left as a free agent after the 2002 season.
Thome is day-to-day with a left hamstring injury he suffered while running out a double in Saturday's game for the White Sox.
Thome was traded Friday to Chicago in exchange for center fielder Aaron Rowand. News of the trade was leaked Wednesday, but the deal wasn't official until the players passed physicals. Philadelphia also acquired minor league LHP Daniel Haigwood and a player to be named. Reportedly the Phillies gave the White Sox $22 million as part of the deal.
Thome doesn't have any problems with his right elbow while hitting -- he went 4-for-9 with a home run in four games as a designated hitter for Class-A Clearwater earlier this week -- but he still can't throw. Because of the continued problems, the Phillies' first baseman is expected to undergo surgery to repair a frayed tendon in his arm. He will miss the rest of the 2005 campaign, but will be ready for the start of spring training next year.
On Monday, Thome faced live pitching for the first time in a month at the Phillies' minor league complex. The first baseman, who has been on the 15-day disabled list since July 1 with tendinitis in his right elbow, sprayed hits to all fields and also took grounders at first base.
Thome was expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre as early as this weekend, but the trip has been pushed back after the first baseman reported soreness in his elbow while throwing earlier this week. Dr. James Andrews found no structural damage in the elbow during an examination on Wednesday, but suggested that Thome give his arm some more time to heal before returning to the field. He has been out for nearly a month.
Thome is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment early next week, as he works his way back from his troublesome back and tendinitis in his right elbow. The first baseman, who has been limited to just 59 games this season, said he will need at least 6-8 days in the minors before he rejoins the Phillies' lineup.
Thome did some hitting in the Phillies' indoor batting cage prior to Sunday's game against the Washington Nationals, but was forced to limit his swings after experiencing some discomfort in his ailing right elbow. The first baseman has been sidelined since the beginning of the month with tendinitis in the elbow and is not eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list until Saturday. Manager Charlie Manuel said the setback was minor.
Thome has landed on the 15-day disabled list for the second time this season. The Phillies' first baseman, who missed 19 games with a strained lower back earlier this year, now is batting tendinitis in his right elbow. Taking his place on the roster will be Ryan Howard, recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday.
Thome has struggled the majority of this season, but he appears to be working his way back slowly but surely. The Phillies' slugger, who missed some time last month with a back injury, has a home run in each of his last two games. Over his last six contests, he is 6-for-21 (.286) with a double, two homers and three RBI, but also has fanned seven times.
The Phillies have activated Thome from the 15-day disabled list on Saturday in hopes that he can play this weekend against border rival Baltimore. Thome has missed the team's last 19 games with a strained lower back. Prior to going on the DL, Thome was batting just .203 with one home run and 12 RBI in 24 games.
Still bothered by inflammation in his lower back, Thome will not be ready for the Phillies' weekend series against Baltimore. The big first baseman will remain in extended spring training over the weekend and then be re-evaluated on Monday.
Thome, who has been on the 15-day disabled list since the beginning of the month with a strained lower back and inflammation, is expected to be activated in time for the start of this weekend's three-game series against the Baltimore Orioles. The first baseman has been taking batting practice and running in the outfield with the Phillies since Saturday without any major problems, and he will head to Florida for a couple days of extended spring training.
According to manager Charlie Manuel, Thome likely will serve as the team's designated hitter against the Orioles this weekend. Ryan Howard and Tomas Perez will continue to fill the void at first base until Thome is able to return to full-time duty. Thome is batting just .203 with one home run and 12 RBI in 24 games this season. In addition, he's struck out 27 times in 79 at-bats.
After visiting a back specialist over the weekend, no serious damage was found in Thome's troublesome back, and the Phillies' first baseman will continue to receive treatment on a daily basis. Thome, who has been on the 15-day disabled list since the beginning of the month with a strained lower back and inflammation, is expected to be sidelined for at least another 10 days.
The Phillies will look to Ryan Howard and Tomas Perez to fill the void at first base until Thome is able to return. Thome is batting just .203 with one home run and 12 RBI in 24 games. In addition, he's struck out 27 times in 79 at-bats.
Thome underwent an MRI on Tuesday and no serious damage was found in his ailing back. The Phillies' first baseman, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 1, has been diagnosed with a strained lower back and minor inflammation, and the team hopes he can return to action within about two weeks. Ryan Howard is expected to fill the void in the lineup during Thome's absence.
Thome has had back problems in the past. He will receive treatment, take some medication and work on strengthening the muscles around the problem area. He's eligible to be activated as early as May 16. Thome is batting just .203 with one home run and 12 RBI in 24 games. In addition, he's struck out 27 times in 79 at-bats.
The Philadelphia Phillies placed Thome on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday afternoon, retroactive to May 1, after tests revealed a more serious back injury than anticipated. The big first baseman has been bothered by lower back pain for weeks, but has continued to play. The pain in Thome's back took a turn for the worse after a swing during Saturday's loss to Florida, and he still wasn't available to even pinch-hit on Monday night.
Specifics of Thome's back ailment weren't revealed in initial reports about the first baseman going on the DL. More may be known and announced after Thome sees a back specialist on Wednesday. It's conceivable he will undergo an MRI exam on his back at that time. The Phillies recalled first-base prospect Ryan Howard from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to take Thome's spot on the Phils' roster.
The discomfort in Thome's lower back prevented him from playing in Sunday's game against the Florida Marlins. The first baseman, who has been battling the problem since spring training, was replaced in the Phillies' lineup by Tomas Perez. Although a trip to the disabled list is not expected at this point, Thome might be forced to miss a couple of contests.
Thome, who has been listed as day-to-day, is off to a slow start this season, batting just .203 with one home run and 12 RBI in 24 games. In addition, he's struck out 27 times in 79 at-bats.
Thome was forced to leave Saturday's game against the Florida Marlins in the fourth inning, due to spasms in his lower back. The same problem plagued the Phillies' first baseman in spring training and forced him to miss some time last weekend as well. He has been listed as day-to-day.
Thome is off to a slow start this season, batting just .203 with one home runs and 12 RBI in 24 games. In addition, he's struck out 27 times in 79 at-bats. He will be re-evaluated prior to Sunday's contest to determine his status and availability.
Suffering from a stiff back, Thome was held out of the Phillies lineup on Friday. Reportedly, the Phillies' first baseman has been battling the minor injury since spring training, according to manager Charlie Manuel. Thome is batting just .232 with nine RBI through 16 games this season.
Just a day after hitting his first home run of the season, Thome is now listed as day-to-day with the ailment. Jose Offerman will get the starting nod in Thome's absence.
After going 53 at-bats without a home run, the longest drought to begin a season in his major league career, Thome connected for an opposite-field two-run shot in the fourth inning of Thursday's victory over the Colorado Rockies. The Phillies' first baseman finished the game 1-for-4 with the homer and three RBI.
Thome is off to a slow start this season, batting just .232 through 16 games. However, he has shown some signs of life recently, notching at least one hit in each of his last three contests. Last season, he batted .274 with 42 home runs and 105 RBI.