Hunter drawing interest from at least 10 teams
Veteran outfielder Torii Hunter is drawing interest from at least 10 teams, tweets USA Today’s Bob Nightengale.
Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal lists the Royals, Twins, Tigers, Cubs, Giants, Rangers and Mariners as teams who have shown interest in the 39-year-old.
Hunter has said his preference is to remain in Detroit, but the Tigers’ first order of business this offseason is to resign designated hitter Victor Martinez. It is unlikely the Tigers will be able to keep both and, considering Martinez also will draw plenty of interest and Hunter has previously signed early — agreeing with the Angels (2007) and Tigers (2012) in November — it wouldn’t be far-fetched to think he lands elsewhere.
Although Hunter is far from the defender he once was — he’s actually a liability in the field according to many metrics — he can still hit. He batted .286 with 17 home runs and 83 RBIs this year for Detroit, a year after he hit .304 in an All-Star season at at 37.
Hunter turns 40 in July.
— Cash Kruth