Originally written November 14, 2012 on MLB Injury News:
Free agent outfielder Torii Hunter is reportedly nearing a decision on where he’ll play next season, something that could be announced in the next two weeks, and it appears to have come down to two teams, the Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers, reports Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. Sources say there’s a good chance Torii Hunter will sign with the Tigers unless his hometown Rangers make a push -- which is very possible. — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November 13, 2012 Hunter visited with the Tigers yesterday and it’s been reported that he wants to sign with them. However, while Detroit may be the favorite, Morosi indicates that there’s still time for Texas to swoop in and make a push for the veteran slugger. Hunter’s desire has been clear all along; sign with a team he feels gives him a legitimate opportunity to win a World Series, something he’s yet to do during his otherwise impressive career. Both the Tigers and Rangers would appear solid choices with this goal in mind. Both teams are seeking outfielders this winter, but the Rangers were initially believed to hold an advantage considering Hunter’s home is in Texas. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.mlbinjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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