OAKLAND, Calif. Angels outfielder Torii Hunter, who has been on the restricted list since April 14 dealing with a family matter, could return to the team next week after it returns home from its current road trip.
"There's no doubt he wants to get back to playing baseball because that's what he's about," manager Mike Scioscia said Wednesday. "But he has to feel comfortable with his situation first."
Hunter left the club after his 17-year-old son Darius was charged with four others in an alleged sexual assault case involving an underage girl in Prosper, Texas. An attorney for Darius Hunter recently said the girl has retracted her accusation.
At the start of the Angels' road trip last week in San Diego, Scioscia said he was hopeful Hunter might rejoin the club this week, although he declined to offer a timetable. The Angels are 4-5 in Hunter's absence.
Scioscia said Hunter, who was in the midst of a 2-for-31 slump and was hitting .256, ...