AP source: Hunter agrees to $10.5M deal with Twins
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deal has told the Associated Press Torii Hunter has agreed to a $10.5 million, one-year contract to return to the Minnesota Twins. A five-time All-Star outfielder who turns 40 in July, Hunter became a star with the Twins from 1997-07 before signing a $90 million, five-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels. He then signed a $26 million, two-year deal with Detroit.
In his second tour with the Twins, Hunter will be heavily relied upon to be the kind of hard-driving veteran a young clubhouse needs to set an example. The Twins have lost at least 92 games in each of the last four seasons, and the lack of leadership was a big concern for the front office and new manager Paul Molitor.