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Source: Torii Hunter agrees to two-year deal with Tigers

  • FILE - This Sept. 27, 2012 file photo shows New York Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey throwing against the Pittsburgh Pirates, enroute to his 20th win of the season, during the first inning of a baseball game at Citi Field in New York. Dickey is a favorite to take home the AL Cy Young Award, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, FIle)

    FILE - This Sept. 27, 2012 file photo shows New York Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey throwing against the Pittsburgh Pirates, enroute to his 20th win of the season, during the first inning of a baseball game at Citi Field in New York. Dickey is a favorite to take home the AL Cy Young Award, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, FIle) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • FILE - This Sept. 27, 2012 file photo shows New York Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey throwing against the Pittsburgh Pirates, enroute to his 20th win of the season, during the first inning of a baseball game at Citi Field in New York. Dickey is a favorite to take home the AL Cy Young Award, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, FIle)

    FILE - This Sept. 27, 2012 file photo shows New York Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey throwing against the Pittsburgh Pirates, enroute to his 20th win of the season, during the first inning of a baseball game at Citi Field in New York. Dickey is a favorite to take home the AL Cy Young Award, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, FIle) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • FILE - This Aug. 31, 2012 file photo shows Los Angeles Angels' Torii Hunter being congratulaed in the dugout during a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Seattle. A person with knowledge of the negotiations says free agent outfielder Hunter has agreed to a two-year deal with the Detroit Tigers. The person, who spoke Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, on condition of anonymity because no announcement has been made, says the deal is pending a physical. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

    FILE - This Aug. 31, 2012 file photo shows Los Angeles Angels' Torii Hunter being congratulaed in the dugout during a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Seattle. A person with knowledge of the negotiations says free agent outfielder Hunter has agreed to a two-year deal with the Detroit Tigers. The person, who spoke Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, on condition of anonymity because no announcement has been made, says the deal is pending a physical. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • FILE - This Aug. 31, 2012 file photo shows Los Angeles Angels' Torii Hunter being congratulaed in the dugout during a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Seattle. A person with knowledge of the negotiations says free agent outfielder Hunter has agreed to a two-year deal with the Detroit Tigers. The person, who spoke Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, on condition of anonymity because no announcement has been made, says the deal is pending a physical. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

    FILE - This Aug. 31, 2012 file photo shows Los Angeles Angels' Torii Hunter being congratulaed in the dugout during a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Seattle. A person with knowledge of the negotiations says free agent outfielder Hunter has agreed to a two-year deal with the Detroit Tigers. The person, who spoke Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, on condition of anonymity because no announcement has been made, says the deal is pending a physical. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • FILE - This Sept. 25, 2012 file photo shows Los Angeles Angels' Torii Hunter, right, dropping his bat as he hits a two-run home run as Seattle Mariners catcher Miguel Olivo looks on during the fifth inning of their baseball game against the Seattle Mariners  in Anaheim, Calif. A person with knowledge of the negotiations says free agent outfielder Hunter has agreed to a two-year deal with the Detroit Tigers. The person, who spoke Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, on condition of anonymity because no announcement has been made, says the deal is pending a physical. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

    FILE - This Sept. 25, 2012 file photo shows Los Angeles Angels' Torii Hunter, right, dropping his bat as he hits a two-run home run as Seattle Mariners catcher Miguel Olivo looks on during the fifth inning of their baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Anaheim, Calif. A person with knowledge of the negotiations says free agent outfielder Hunter has agreed to a two-year deal with the Detroit Tigers. The person, who spoke Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, on condition of anonymity because no announcement has been made, says the deal is pending a physical. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • FILE - This Sept. 25, 2012 file photo shows Los Angeles Angels' Torii Hunter, right, dropping his bat as he hits a two-run home run as Seattle Mariners catcher Miguel Olivo looks on during the fifth inning of their baseball game against the Seattle Mariners  in Anaheim, Calif. A person with knowledge of the negotiations says free agent outfielder Hunter has agreed to a two-year deal with the Detroit Tigers. The person, who spoke Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, on condition of anonymity because no announcement has been made, says the deal is pending a physical. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

    FILE - This Sept. 25, 2012 file photo shows Los Angeles Angels' Torii Hunter, right, dropping his bat as he hits a two-run home run as Seattle Mariners catcher Miguel Olivo looks on during the fifth inning of their baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Anaheim, Calif. A person with knowledge of the negotiations says free agent outfielder Hunter has agreed to a two-year deal with the Detroit Tigers. The person, who spoke Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, on condition of anonymity because no announcement has been made, says the deal is pending a physical. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • FILE - In this July 28, 2012, file photo, Stacy Lewis of the United States, tees off on the first hole during the third round of the Evian Masters women's golf tournament in Evian, eastern France. The 27-year-old heads to the LPGA Tour finale for somewhat of a victory lap. She's the first American since 1994 to win LPGA player of the year. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, File)

    FILE - In this July 28, 2012, file photo, Stacy Lewis of the United States, tees off on the first hole during the third round of the Evian Masters women's golf tournament in Evian, eastern France. The 27-year-old heads to the LPGA Tour finale for somewhat of a victory lap. She's the first American since 1994 to win LPGA player of the year. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, File) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • FILE - This Sept. 27, 2012 file photo shows New York Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey throwing against the Pittsburgh Pirates, enroute to his 20th win of the season, during the first inning of a baseball game at Citi Field in New York. Dickey is a favorite to take home the AL Cy Young Award, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, FIle)
  • FILE - This Sept. 27, 2012 file photo shows New York Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey throwing against the Pittsburgh Pirates, enroute to his 20th win of the season, during the first inning of a baseball game at Citi Field in New York. Dickey is a favorite to take home the AL Cy Young Award, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, FIle)
  • FILE - This Aug. 31, 2012 file photo shows Los Angeles Angels' Torii Hunter being congratulaed in the dugout during a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Seattle. A person with knowledge of the negotiations says free agent outfielder Hunter has agreed to a two-year deal with the Detroit Tigers. The person, who spoke Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, on condition of anonymity because no announcement has been made, says the deal is pending a physical. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
  • FILE - This Aug. 31, 2012 file photo shows Los Angeles Angels' Torii Hunter being congratulaed in the dugout during a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Seattle. A person with knowledge of the negotiations says free agent outfielder Hunter has agreed to a two-year deal with the Detroit Tigers. The person, who spoke Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, on condition of anonymity because no announcement has been made, says the deal is pending a physical. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
  • FILE - This Sept. 25, 2012 file photo shows Los Angeles Angels' Torii Hunter, right, dropping his bat as he hits a two-run home run as Seattle Mariners catcher Miguel Olivo looks on during the fifth inning of their baseball game against the Seattle Mariners  in Anaheim, Calif. A person with knowledge of the negotiations says free agent outfielder Hunter has agreed to a two-year deal with the Detroit Tigers. The person, who spoke Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, on condition of anonymity because no announcement has been made, says the deal is pending a physical. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
  • FILE - This Sept. 25, 2012 file photo shows Los Angeles Angels' Torii Hunter, right, dropping his bat as he hits a two-run home run as Seattle Mariners catcher Miguel Olivo looks on during the fifth inning of their baseball game against the Seattle Mariners  in Anaheim, Calif. A person with knowledge of the negotiations says free agent outfielder Hunter has agreed to a two-year deal with the Detroit Tigers. The person, who spoke Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, on condition of anonymity because no announcement has been made, says the deal is pending a physical. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
  • FILE - In this July 28, 2012, file photo, Stacy Lewis of the United States, tees off on the first hole during the third round of the Evian Masters women's golf tournament in Evian, eastern France. The 27-year-old heads to the LPGA Tour finale for somewhat of a victory lap. She's the first American since 1994 to win LPGA player of the year. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, File)

Hunter a Tiger

Free agent outfielder Torii Hunter agreed to a two-year deal with Detroit, giving the Tigers a capable corner outfielder coming off an impressive season at age 37.

A person with knowledge of the negotiations, speaking on condition of anonymity yesterday because no announcement had been made, said the deal was pending a physical. Hunter hit a career-best .313 last season for the Los Angeles Angels with 16 home runs and 92 RBI.

Hunter is a .289 career hitter against left-handers. The Tigers hit a pedestrian .253 versus southpaws in 2012.

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