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Torii Hunter is in the last year of a five-year $90mm deal he signed and will be a free agent at age 37 after the season. Mike DiGiovanna of the LA Times caught up with Hunter who said he would take a huge pay cut (making $18mm this year) next season to return to the Angels. Hunter went as far to say that money “will not be an issue” in his decision to return to Anaheim. When asked about his salary this season and if he would make that next year, Hunter said, “I'm 37 — there's no way I'll make this salary. Arte will always give you what's fair. I owe him. If anybody is indebted to anybody, I am to Arte.” “If I'm not in their plans, no hard feelings. I've had a great time here. But money will not be the reason I'm not here.” Hunter mentioned that he would only play for three other teams or he would retire if returning to the Angels doesn't work out. He mentioned the Yankees, Rangers and the Dodgers as the teams he would consider playing for. My money is on the Dodgers who seem to sign every ex-Angel on the market who is past their prime (even their ex-coaches). Hunter is hitting .272 with 10 homers and 39 RBIs this season. Image taken by Keith Allison and used under the Creative Common License Agreement.
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