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Royals Rumors: Kansas City remains interested in Torii Hunter

The Kansas City Royals remain in the hunt for a new bat. After letting Billy Butler walk in free agency, they are in need of a replacement. I reported earlier about the Royals searching for a bat and it seems they have focused their efforts onto one player, Torii Hunter. #456605614 /  Source says #Royals continue to stay in contact with Torii Hunter. Could absorb...
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Royals continue to pursue Torii Hunter

Getty Images The Royals have remained in contact with free agent outfielder Torii Hunter. Hunter will not return to the Tigers in 2015 and thus is looking for a new team. With Billy Butler out of the picture the Royals could consider Hunter at designated hitter. Hunter had a strong stint with the Tigers hitting .295/.327/.456 with 34 homers and 167 RBI over two seasons. Source...
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Torii Hunter probably won’t be returning to Detroit in 2015

The Detroit Tigers will more than likely have a new every day right fielder in 2015. GM Dave Dombrowski told Hunter that after the signing of Victor Martinez earlier this week, he wouldn’t be retained. From the Detroit Free Press… “I called and said it just didn’t look like it was going to fit the way the club was getting put together,” Dombrowski said. “Thanked him for...
Via The Outside Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers’ Dave Dombrowski on Hunter: ‘I don’t think we’ll re-sign Torii’

Torii Hunter has received a ton of positive attention from about seven teams in the Major League Baseball, including the Kansas City Royals and Minnesota Twins. However, he has received negative attention from the Detroit Tigers.“I don’t think we’ll re-sign Torii,” Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski told Jason Beck of “I called him today and let him know that...
Via On-Base Talk
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers will not re-sign Torii Hunter

Getty Images Torii Hunter had a successful two-year stint with the Detroit Tigers but general manager Dave Dombrowski told reporters that the team would not re-sign the outfielder. “We probably won’t re-sign Torii,” Dombrowski said. “I called Torii and his representative today and told them that.” Hunter is hardly the gold glove outfielder he used to be but at the plate...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Heyman: Seven teams interested in Torii Hunter

The 39-year old Torii Hunter is still garnering plenty of interest around the MLB. According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, seven teams including the Twins, Royals and Tigers remain interested in Hunter who just finished a two-year contract with Detroit this past year: at least 7 teams showing interest in torii hunter. 18-yr AL vet drawing interest from twins, royals, others. — Jon...
Via The Majors Detroit
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Torii Hunter is Still Anti-Gay Rights

Soon-to-be free agent Torii Hunter quietly had a pretty decent season for the Detroit Tigers..and at 39, it’s possible he might still have a year or two left in the tank. That said, the nine-time Gold Glove winner might (stress “might”) find himself having a difficult time finding a job in 2015. The reason? This. At first blush, it sounds like an athlete endorsing a gubernatorial...
Via Hall of Very Good
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Torii Hunter appears in radio ad opposing gay marriage

No matter where you stand on some of the social issues that define the United States today, the right to an opinion and belief is paramount in an open society. But this is somewhat limited, at least according to some, when it comes to professional athletes. Should they engage in conversations about politics and religion? And how does their active participation in some of the most...
Via Sportsnaut
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers offseason rumors: Alex Rios edition

Yesterday, Detroit Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski held his annually depressing ‘State of the Tigers’ postseason presser. Among the things mentioned were adding a left-handed hitter, a centerfielder, and improving the bench. Which of these categories does the recently ex-Texas Ranger Alex Rios fit into? Well, none of them of course. But that doesn’t mean he’s not worth considering...
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Torii Hunter would put off retirement for the Tigers

After briefly contemplating retirement after the Tigers’ early postseason exit, veteran outfielder Torii Hunter looks like he may be having second thoughts that is if he can return to Detroit. According to Jason Beck of, Hunter (39) who’s coming off a two-year, $26-million deal, said “If the Tigers want me back, we will work that out hopefully. Other than that, I’m...
Via The Majors Detroit
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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