Arkansan Baseball Player Torii Hunter Heads to Detroit in $26M Deal

ESPN reports Los Angeles Angels outfielder Torii Hunter (Pine Bluff) has reached an agreement with the Detroit Tigers on a new, two-year contract worth $26 million.

He hit .313 with the Angels in 2012, but his five-year, $90 million contract expired after the season, and the Angels declined to make him a $13.3 million qualifying offer.

That means the Tigers are not obligated to give the Angels draft-pick compensation in exchange for signing Hunter.

Hunter, entering his 17th season, is a career .277 hitter with nine Gold Gloves. He saw his first big league action with Minnesota in 1997 and signed with the Angels as a free agent before the 2008 season.