Back in July, Torii Hunter mentioned that he wanted to return to the Angels next season or join the Yankees, Rangers or Dodgers. The Dodgers are no longer an option with an outfield of Matt Kemp Andre Ethier and Carl Crawford, but the Yankees and Rangers could potentially be options.
But Hunter is not shy about telling people where he wants to be next season as he told Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com that he would like to finish his career with the Angels. “I want to stay, everybody knows that.”
But the bringing Hunter back isn't so simple. The Angels already have Mike Trout in center field, Vernon Wells and a ton of money in left and speedy Peter Bourjos and Mark Trumbo potentially fighting for the final spot.
In 537 plate appearances, Hunter is sporting a .305/.358/.446 batting line with 15 home runs.
“For me, it's not about greed and getting all you can get,” Hunter said. “I've made good money. Now I just want to win. And I can see this team winning in the near future. Whether it's this year, whether it's next year, I can see it.”
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