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Tigers will not re-sign Torii Hunter

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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 remains capable of contributing. In 142 games during the 2014 season he hit .286/.319/.446 with 17 home runs and 83 RBI.

Teams hotly linked to Hunter have been the Royals and Twins. He could also be an option for the Cubs, Giants, Mariners, Rangers and several others.

The Tigers were able to re-sign Joel Hanrahan.

Hanrahan was linked to a minor league deal which guarantees him $1 million for the 2014 season. If the veteran right hander can stay healthy he could earn up to $3.5 million. For now Dombrowski and the Tigers believe Hanrahan can contribute to the team as early as spring training.

John Boarman
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