Veteran outfielder Torii Hunter has garnered his fair share of attention thus far this offseason with a handful of teams interested in his services. The Red Sox, Dodgers, Yankees, Rangers and Braves have all expressed heavy interest in the free agent Hunter however the Tigers appear to of taken a very interesting position in the race.
According to Jim Bowden of ESPN.com and MLB Network Radio the Tigers have apparently become the frontrunners for Hunter, especially after David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Hunter will sign with an American League team.
Detroit Tigers front runners for Torii Hunter according to source
— Jim Bowden (@JimBowden_ESPN) November 12, 2012
While #Braves have interest in T.Hunter, he's spent career in AL and seems likely to stay there unless ATL outbids likes of BOS, DET, TEX
— David O'Brien (@DOBrienAJC) November 12, 2012
Danny Knobler of CBS Sports has called a Tiger/Hunter marriage a nearperfect fit given how team is on and off the field as well as their need for a corner outfielder.