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Tweet The 2012 American League champion Detroit Tigers upgraded their outfield last week by agreeing to a two-year deal with veteran Torii Hunter. Since making his major league debut with the Minnesota Twins on August 22, 1997 Hunter has worn uniform no. 48. Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Rick Porcello has worn the same number [...]
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DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers have finalized their 26 million, two-year deal with outfielder Torii Hunter.
Hunter hit a career-best .313 last season for the Los Angeles Angels with 16 home runs and 92 RBIs. Acquiring a corner outfielder was a major offseason priority for Detroit, and Hunter won nine consecutive Gold Gloves from 2001-09 before gradually switching from center...
DETROIT -- New Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter will wear his familiar No. 48 in Detroit, and victims of Hurricane Sandy will benefit from it.
Although the number has been worn by Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello during the past four seasons, he was willing to give it to Hunter -- who also wore 48 during 14-plus combined seasons in Minnesota and Los Angeles -- for a good cause.
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With all the stories of PEDs, ridiculous contract negotiations and general bad behavior by MLB stars, this story restores some of my faith in humanity: Torii Hunter has worn 48 his entire career, both with the Twins and Angels. On Friday, he officially signed a two-year, $26 million deal with the Tigers, where right-hander Rick Porcello has worn No. 48 since [...]
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