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(Eds: Updates.) By JOE RESNICK Associated Press Torii Hunter wanted to end his playing career with the Los Angeles Angels. General manager Jerry Dipoto had other ideas, electing not to offer him a contract extension at age 37 after he batted .313 with 16 home runs and 92 RBIs in 2012.
The Halos instead went after free agent and longtime Angels nemesis Josh Hamilton, signing the 2010 AL MVP to a five-year, $125 million deal in December - a month after Hunter inked a two-year, $26 million contract with Detroit.
Through the first 14 games of the season, Hamilton was batting .200 with eight RBIs - one fewer than Hunter, who returned to Angel Stadium on Friday with the defending AL champion Tigers for a the start of a three-game series batting .413.
''It's good to be back home,'' Hunter said. ''This was home for five years. I've built relationships here, and that's something you can't take away. I mean, I'm here on business, but I do have lo...
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Friday, April 19, 10:05 ET start
Saturday, April 20, 3:05 ET start
Sunday, April 21, 3:35 ET start
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