Right fielder Torii Hunter reached agreement Wednesday with the Detroit Tigers on a two-year, $26 million contract, according to major-league sources.
Hunter visited with the Tigers on Tuesday, and Detroit was reportedly one of the favorites to sign the veteran outfielder. The Texas Rangers were also believed to be in the mix, as Hunter resides in the Lone Star State.
The addition of Hunter provides the Tigers with the corner outfielder they’ve been seeking. The agreement also fulfills Hunter’s goal; join a team that gives him a legitimate shot to win the World Series.
With the signing of Hunter the Tigers will now have a top of the lineup that will look something like this; Austin Jackson, Hunter, Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder and Victor Martinez.
Over 534 at-bats with the Los Angeles Angels last season Hunter hit .313/.365/.451 with 24 doubles and 16 home runs. He owns a career line of .277/.335/.466 over 16 years in the majors.