From USA Today’s Bob Nightengale comes word that the Twins have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with veteran outfielder Torii Hunter. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal confirms the news, adding that the one-year pact is worth $10.5 million.
It’s a homecoming for Hunter, who was selected by the Twins in the first round (20th overall) of the 1993 MLB Amatuer Draft and spent the first 11 years of his major league career in Minnesota. The 39-year-old showed in 2014 that he’s not quite finished, posting a respectable .286/.319/.446 batting line with 17 home runs and 83 RBI across 142 games for the Tigers.
Hunter was also being courted this winter by the Rangers, Mariners, Orioles, and Royals. It’s hard to figure why the Twins, who have rattled off four straight 90-loss seasons, would have the desire to place the top bid.