Rangers “making a push” to sign Torii Hunter

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Torii Hunter wanted to re-sign with Detroit, but the Tigers had no interest and so the 39-year-old outfielder has been talking to at least a handful of other teams.

Hunter makes his offseason home in Texas and Buster Olney of ESPN.com reports that the Rangers “have been making a push” to sign him.

Hunter’s defense has gone from Gold Glove-winning in center field to below average in right field, but he continued to hit well this year with 17 homers and a .765 OPS. He’d essentially be replacing fellow free agent Alex Rios in the Rangers’ outfield and lineup.