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Thome said he would take some time in the offseason before deciding if he wanted to try to come back next year and said that someone would have to be interested in him before he could even think about a 21st season. Gardenhire, for one, said he thinks Thome still has something left in the tank.

“We miss him a lot,” Gardenhire said. “We had a lot of fun with him while he was here. It’s nice to see him. In all honesty, it’s fun to watch him walk up no matter what uniform he’s in, but I’d love to see him walking up in ours.”

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