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DETROIT -- Torii Hunter Jr. might be ready to play for Notre Dame next season after all.
Speaking at TigerFest Saturday, Torii Hunter Sr. said his son is progressing ahead of schedule after breaking his left femur during practice for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the beginning of January.
"He's doing a lot better," Hunter Sr. said. "He's on crutches, but he's driving to rehab right now. He's riding a bike now., so he's excited about that. The doctors are all excited.
They're like, 'Man, this is crazy. He shouldn't be doing this right about now.' But he's young and his body's going to heal very quickly."
Hunter Jr. underwent surgery Jan. 2, and the recovery time is generally six to eight months.
"He's possibly going to be back at the end of June and July," Hunter Sr. said. "He should be able to be 100 percent, so he'll be ready before summer practice.
"He'll be able to get som...
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DETROIT -- Torii Hunter made his way to the radio-interview platform at TigerFest and, before he was even introduced, received a rousing ovation from several hundred fans.
A fan wearing a Tigers cap and jacket in the third row of folding chairs began to chant, TORE-ee! TOR-ee! The fans around him joined in, too, greeting Detroits new right fielder.
Hunter took a seat and was taken...
DETROIT -- Rookie Bruce Rondon, the Tigers' top prospect to close this season, is being considered by the Venezuelan national team to be its closer in the World Baseball Classic when competition begins in early March.
I have heard a lot of talk about that, Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said, but weve never been officially asked.
Observations of Rondon during spring...
DETROIT -- The weather's cold, but baseball fever was hot at Comerica Park on Saturday.
The Tigers arrived to see 10,000-plus ardent fans waiting in line around the block to get into TigerFest, the team's annual winter baseball carnival.
"It makes it all worth it when you see them packed around the corner out there," center fielder Austin Jackson said. "They...
Dave Dombrowski realizes the offseason is never over until opening day.
That was certainly the case last year, when the Detroit general manager brought slugger Prince Fielder to the Tigers in late January. This offseason has been quieter in Detroit, but Dombrowski keeps his ears open for possible acquisitions even now, with spring training set to start in a couple weeks.
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The Tigers nearly made the Justin Upton trade between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Atlanta Braves a three-team deal by involving Porcello, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com.
Now the Diamondbacks have lost interest in Porcello after picking up Randall Delgado from the Braves. And...