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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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