Report: At least 10 teams interested in Torii Hunter
At least 10 teams are believed to be interested in free agent outfielder Torii Hunter, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today.
There are at least 10 teams who have expressed interest in free agent Torii Hunter, and the most aggressive teams all reside in AL Central.— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) November 10, 2014
Hunter became a free agent after spending the last two seasons with the Detroit Tigers. The World Series runner-up Kansas City Royals and Minnesota Twins were previously mentioned as being interested in the veteran outfielder.
Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports also suggested possible destinations for Hunter on Monday.
After the Tigers' ALDS loss in October, Hunter said he was considering retirement. At the time, he said that if he did continue to play, his preference would be to do so with the Tigers. It's unclear, however, if the Tigers are interested in re-signing him. Victor Martinez remains a free agent, and Detroit appears interested in re-signing him.
In 142 games last season, Hunter batted .286 with 17 home runs, 83 RBI and a 111 OPS+. That was one year removed from his All-Star season in 2013 in his first year in Detroit.
Hunter started his career in Minnesota in 1997 and ultimately spent 11 years with the Twins. He signed with the Los Angeles Angels in 2008 and spent five seasons there.
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