DETROIT, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The Detroit Tigers said they signed free-agent outfielder Torii Hunter to a two-year contract, filling a need for a right-handed hitter and corner outfielder.
Hunter and the Tigers struck a deal on a pact MLB.com said Wednesday was valued at $26 million and would keep Hunter employed until he turns 40.
Hunter played last season with the Los Angeles Angels. The Angels did not offer him a new contract despite a solid year in which he hit .313 with 16 home runs and 92 RBI.
He hit .340 against left-handers, an area Detroit had trouble with last season, MBL.com said.