Free agent outfielder Torii Hunter was in Detroit Tuesday to meet with Tigers officials, major-league sources told FOXSports.com. The team -- like Hunter -- is desperately trying to win the World Series
The Tigers won the American League this year with a convincing sweep of the New York Yankees but lost to the San Francisco Giants in similar fashion, showing a glaring vulnerability to left-handed pitching. Hunter could address that weakness, after totaling an .868 OPS against lefties with the Angels this season.
Hunter, 37, proved this season that he's still capable of handling right field on an everyday basis. He would play there in Detroit, alongside elite defender Austin Jackson in center field and a left fielder to be determined (probably Avisail Garcia, Andy Dirks, or Brennan Boesch).
Hunter has earned more than $130 million in his career, according to Baseball-Reference.com, meaning the elusive World Series ring is a greater priority than ever. He has a .305 batting ave...