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Could Torii Hunter return to A.L. Central in a Tigers uniform?

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03:29 AM ET 11.12 | Torii Hunter was the first free agent target profiled here on Motor City Bengals with the conclusion being that he would be the perfect fit for the Tigers. Hunter will be 37 years old, so age is a concern, but he's worth at least 2.6 WAR (according to both FanGraphs and Baseball Reference) every year since 2005 (when he only played in 98 games). He's an above-average hitter (career 111 OPS+), he'd help reverse the team's struggles against left-handed pitching, and, although he can't play center field anymore (and wouldn't need to in Detroit), would be above average with the glove in right field.

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Torii Hunter, AP Photo/Larry Goren Torii Hunter, AP Photo/Larry Goren
November 12, 2012  10:20 PM ET

He fits the Red Sox's needs just as well, so he may be in the sweet position of being in a bidding war (and the Sox have money to spend).

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November 13, 2012  09:49 AM ET

I think he'll sign either with Detroit or Texas. The Red Sox are in rebuild mode.

November 13, 2012  01:02 PM ET
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I think he'll sign either with Detroit or Texas. The Red Sox are in rebuild mode.

I think you are right on this. Or else re-sign with the Angels. Not the Red Sox, though.

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November 14, 2012  07:23 PM ET
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