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Newz Forum: BASEBALL: Jim Thome fractures finger

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posted on Mar, 6 2004 @ 03:12 PM
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Phillies first baseman Jim Thome fractured the middle finger on his right hand during fielding drills and probably will miss the remainder of spring training.Thome was injured Friday while taking ground balls at the Phillies' spring-training facility. Other teammates were playing the Yankees in Tampa at the time.
 



The fracture was believed to be limited to the tip of the finger. The length of time that he will be sidelined will depend on whether he needs a pin placed in his finger.Thome flew to Philadelphia later Saturday to have the finger examined by a specialist. If all goes well he could make the Phillies's opening day game at Pittsburgh on April 5,but Phillies general manager Ed Wade said recovery time could be as long as six-to-eight weeks if Thome needs to have pins inserted to stabilize a tendon.The 33-year-old first baseman was acquired last year during the offseason. Thome proved to be worth the money, hitting 47 home runs with 131 RBI and a .266 batting average.The Phillies have been hit by finger injuries this spring. Closer Billy Wagner hasn't thrown from the mound in nearly two weeks because of an inflammation in the middle finger on his left hand.


[Edited on 6/3/04 by TRD]




posted on Mar, 6 2004 @ 03:28 PM
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Ouch the thought of a pin in my finger just kills me.



posted on Mar, 6 2004 @ 07:43 PM
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They said he should only miss about three weeks so he'll be ready for the season opener if all goes well. It would have been nice for him to get his monster swing going in spring training but he'll be ok, he's a veteran.


Yo TRD, what's with the Cleveland Indians Thome pictures? He's a Phillie!











TRD

posted on Mar, 7 2004 @ 04:37 PM
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PA yeah i know was seeing if anyone spotted it LOL

Looks like you did..


Nice pics..

Anymore news on Thome?



posted on Mar, 7 2004 @ 04:43 PM
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Last I heard it was just his fingertip so it should only be about 3 weeks until he can return. They said worse-case scenario if they needed to insert a pin then it might be up to 6 weeks but hopefully that wont be the case.

The Phillies acquired 1B Shawn Wooten from Anaheim in the off-season to back up Thome so if he isn't ready then the Phillies still have an adequate replacement until Big Jimbo is ready.



posted on Mar, 9 2004 @ 02:20 PM
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Great news of philli fans its nothing serious to his finger, and he should be able to start on opening day




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