It's official—Jim Thome is heading back to the Cleveland Indians to wrap up his Hall of Fame career. After claiming Thome on waivers, the Indians were finally able to work out a deal to bring the 40-year-old slugger home.
Hopefully, Indians fans are no longer bitter that Thome left town to sign with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2003, but at this point, I'm sure they'll welcome him back with open arms.
In light of Thome's return to Cleveland, I've taken a chance to look back at a few other prominent players who returned to their roots to round out their respective careers. I'm sure there are plenty more, so feel free to add them to the list.
Here is "7 Players Who Returned 'Home' Late in Their Careers."