It has become increasingly clear the Yankees are far from the only team that covets Torii Hunter and Russell Martin, and unlike in years past, when an almost limitless budget got them what they wanted, the Yankees are facing more uncertainty this offseason.
Hunter, the free-agent outfielder who would almost certainly do well in The Bronx as Nick Swisher’s replacement, now seems to be a long shot to join the Yankees, because the Tigers also are interested and may be more inclined to give Hunter a two-year deal.
Yesterday, the 37-year-old Hunter spoke with MLB Network regarding his free-agent process and said: “This is going to be quick.”
In addition to the Tigers and Yankees, the Dodgers have also shown interest in Hunter, but may need to move an outfielder, since they already have Matt Kemp, Carl Crawford and Andre Ethier under contract.
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