TORII RETURNS TO MINNESOTTA

Torii Hunter,  16-year veteran and  free-agent outfielder, is returning to his roots with the Twins.

“You talk about true love,” Hunter told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “That’s the Twins right there.”

Torii Hunter

 Hunter, after playing for The Tigers for two seasons, has  agreed to a one-year, $10.5 million deal to return to the Twins.

Hunter, after playing for the Angels for five years  and two with the Tigers, signed a one-year, $10.5 million deal with the Twins, the team announced Wednesday.

The Orioles and Rangers  were also reportedly in the running for Hunter.

Hunter, 39, played his first full season for the Twins in 1999. He has made five All-Star appearances and won nine Gold Glove Awards and two Silver Slugger Awards. He is a career .279 hitter with 331 homers and 1,310 RBIs.

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