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Pat Caputo: Three Reasons Torii Hunter Would Be A Perfect Fit For The Tigers

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ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 26: Torii Hunter #48 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hits a walk off RBI single in the ninth inning to win the game against the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 26, 2012 in Anaheim, California. The Angels won 4-3. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

ANAHEIM, CA – SEPTEMBER 26: Torii Hunter #48 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hits a walk off RBI single in the ninth inning to win the game against the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 26, 2012 in Anaheim, California. The Angels won 4-3. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

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By: Pat Caputo

He may be 37 years old, but free agent outfielder Torii Hunter would fit the Tigers perfectly. Here are three reasons why:

1. Hunter was once the best center fielder in the game. He hasn’t slowed down that much and has moved to right field. His range is exceptional for a corner outfielder. With Austin Jackson in center, Hunter in right and Andy Dirks probably in left, outfield defense would go from being a weakness to a strength for the Tigers.

2. Hunter is a right-handed hitter with power. The Tigers struggles against left-handed pitching have been well-documented.

3. Hunter is the consummate pro and an excellent leader.

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