Torii Hunter Jr signs with Angels, will still play football

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Angels have signed Torii Hunter Jr., their 23rd-round draft pick and the son of the former Angels outfielder.

Torii Hunter attended his son's signing Saturday.

Torii Hunter Jr. also is a football receiver at Notre Dame. He caught 28 passes for 363 yards last season, and he will play his senior season for the Fighting Irish in the fall.

Hunter has been a part-time player for the Irish baseball team for two seasons, largely used as a defensive replacement and pinch-runner. The Angels were intrigued enough by his athleticism and potential to use the 696th overall pick on him.

Torii Hunter played five of his 19 big-league seasons for the Angels from 2008-12, making two All-Star teams and winning two Gold Glove awards. He retired in October.

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