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By Dave Campbell, AP Sports Writer

Jim Thome has given the Minnesota Twins the kind of productivity that many employers can only wish for from their workforce.


Sure, Thome is making $1.5 million this season, a sum most people will never see. Relative to Major League Baseball's rich marketplace, though, Thome's 16 home runs in 204 at-bats has been quite the bargain.

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