Posted July 16, 2013 on AP on Fox
Torii Hunter was an All-Star rookie in 2002 when he robbed Barry Bonds of a home run and got a big bear hug from the slugger on the field. Now he's a veteran voice in a clubhouse with a record number of newcomers. The always loquacious, ever-smiling 37-year-old Detroit Tigers outfielder is enjoying his role as a five-time All-Star selection. With possible suspensions from the Biogenesis investigation looming over the game, Hunter defended Alex Rodriguez and other players who have been implicated in drug scandals over the years. ''I know how hard this game really is. I don't care what they did or who did or whatever, Barry Bonds all those guys,'' Hunter said Tuesday before the game at Citi Field. ''Still impressive to hit. Still got to hit the ball.'' No matter that Yankees closer Mariano Rivera might've caused him much disappointment at the plate over the years, Hunter knows who he is playing this night. ''We're down by on...
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