As expected, the Twins exercised Torii Hunter‘s $12MM 2007 option today. Next year will be his age 31 season. Baseball Prospectus projects his value at just $3.55MM for 2007. On this one I will have to disagree with the numbers; I would exercise the option with little hesitation.
The Twins still have roughly $13-15MM to spend this winter; here are the team needs.
With Hunter off the market, the likely free agent center fielder options are:
Gary Matthews Jr.