Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 5/28/12

Outfielder Torii Hunter rejoined the Los Angeles Angels on Monday after spending the past two weeks in Texas to help deal with the sexual assault charges against his teenage son.

He hopes to be activated from the restricted list in time to play in Tuesday's game against the Yankees.

The Angels wanted him to go through a workout with the team Monday before activating him.

"This is my safe haven," Hunter told ESPNLosAngeles.com. "I come out here for three hours and I don't have to think about anything. I think about winning and playing the game, going out there and battling on the field with all my teammates. When the game's over, there it is, the problem, whatever you have, lying and waiting for you."

Hunter's 17-year-old son, Darius Hunter, is charged in Collin County, Texas, with sexually assaulting a child, a second-degree felony. He was one of four people arrested May 14. Hunter's attorneys say they have recorded evidence of the alleged victim recanting her testimony.

Hunter said family members are hoping the case will not get to the grand jury, but they're prepared if it goes to trial.

"It's my son. This is my blood. For him to go through this and watch him cry every night, go through all this stuff, it's pretty tough. I don't wish this on any father out there," Hunter said.

Darius Hunter, a safety, has been recruited by several college football programs.

The Angels have gone 9-5 in Hunter's absence. He is batting .256 with five home runs.

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