Red Sox Interested In Torii Hunter

The Red Sox have shown interest in Torii Hunter, Rob Bradford of reports. Hunter, a free agent, has previously expressed interest in playing in Boston alongside David Ortiz.

"I'm open to anybody, especially if David is there," Hunter told in late August. "David is one of my guys. We were roommates in Minnesota and he's one of my brothers.”

Ortiz, who recently signed a two-year, $26MM contract with the Red Sox, said yesterday that he had been in contact with Hunter about the possibility of signing in Boston. Hunter did not obtain a qualifying offer from the Angels last week, which means teams won’t have to surrender a top draft choice to sign him. While the Angels aren’t ruling out a new deal with Hunter, it doesn’t sound as though he’ll re-sign in Anaheim.

Hunter, a client of Reynolds Sports Management, ranked 20th on MLBTR's list of top 50 free agents. The Yankees also have some interest in the right fielder.

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