Big Hurt to stay in Chicago
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The 35-year-old Thomas then re-signed with the team, agreeing to a one-year deal with an additional option.
Thomas, a two-time MVP, hit .267 with 42 homers and 105 RBI last season. He also recorded a .562 slugging percentage with an on-base percentage of .390. The Auburn product also posted his 2,000th career hit on August 4.
"Frank is certainly the greatest hitter in the long history of this organization," general manager Kenny Williams was quoted as saying on the team's website. "Very much to his credit, Frank rebounded at the plate in 2003, and we are looking forward to another season with having Frank as one of the more potent offensive players in the American League."
Thomas is a lifetime .310 hitter with 418 home runs and 1,390 RBI. He is a five-time All Star selection.