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Jim Thome of the Minnesota Twins warms up during the team's first full-squad spring training workout Feb. 23 in Fort Myers, Fla. (Associated Press)

Thome chasing 600th HR, first ring

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By Jon Krawczynski, AP Baseball Writer

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Jim Thome's back still aches in the morning, just as it has for the past 10 years or so.


The older he gets, the more the Minnesota Twins slugger has to do to get those disks and muscles warmed up and ready for another day on the diamond.

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