Originally written on The Majors Detroit  |  Last updated 11/14/12
After plenty of speculation and flirtatious behavior the past 24 hours, the Tigers finally came to terms with free agent Torii Hunter on a two-year, $26 million dollar contract which was first reported by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Last season the 37-year-old Hunter posted a .313/.365/.451 batting line with 16 home runs in 584 plate appearances in right field for the Angels. With the signing the Tigers add a veteran hitter who performs very well against left-handed pitching and can immediately be inserted into the two-spot in the lineup. Hunter also becomes a huge asset to mentor Austin Jackson who could very well become one of the best outfielders in the league as well as up and comers in Avisail Garcia and Nick Castellanos. More so though Hunter is an instant upgrade at the corner outfield position, an area that was quite frankly a disaster defensively as Jeff Sullivan of FanGraphs highlights… The outfield has been a defensive catastrophe, more than five runs worse than any othe...
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