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Torii Signs With Halos

USA Today is reporting that free agent center fielder Torii Hunter has signed a 5 year deal with the Los Angeles Angels. The paper says the information was conveyed to them through Hunter's agent, Larry Reynolds. According to the reports the deal for the former Minnesota Twins player is worth $90 million over the five year pact. The Angels have had a busy week, earlier trading shortstop Orlando Cabrera to the Chicago White Sox for starter Jon Garland. Hunter during the 2007 campaign hit .287 with 28 home runs and 107 RBI. Reportedly Hunter was courted by the White Sox, the Texas Rangers, and the Kansas City Royals, but chose to take the Angels pact. Hunter maybe most personified the turnaround of the Minnesota Twins during the early part of the decade. The Twins went from a team that was a candidate for being being dissolved to a playoff team. Minnesota has a young talented center fielder at their Triple A franchise in Rochester, Denard Span, but the team was not excited about season he had in 2007.

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