Tommy Hunter drawing interest from Tigers, Indians, Padres


Right-hander Tommy Hunter, who spent this past season with the Orioles and Cubs, is drawing interest from the Tigers, Indians, and Padres as a free agent, according to Rich Dubroff of

Hunter wasn’t able to earn Cubs manager Joe Maddon’s trust following a midseason trade to Chicago, but he has a solid track record of good relief work since shifting to the bullpen full time in 2013.

He logged 207 innings with a 3.26 ERA during that three-season span, walking just 1.7 batters per nine innings despite throwing in the mid-90s and significantly reducing his home run rate compared to his days as a starter. Hunter isn’t going to receive any big multi-year offers, but he’d be a good fit for a lot of teams in a middle relief role.