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The Dodgers are out of the mix for Torii Hunter

Nov 12, 2012, 9:51 PM EDT

Torii Hunter AP AP

We heard a report over the weekend that the Dodgers were “aggressively pursuing” free agent outfielder Torii Hunter. While nothing can be ruled out right now with the free-spending Dodgers, it didn’t make a lot of sense considering that Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier and Carl Crawford are all locked in on long-term contracts. And it appears they will not be a match.

Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles was told by a source that the Dodgers are “out” on Hunter. No word on whether the player or the team ended talks, but Hunter told Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times on Saturday that the Dodgers didn’t offer him a two-year deal and that he wasn’t ready to take on a diminished role. He’s likely to get a two-year deal and a clear path to a starting job elsewhere.

The Tigers, Rangers, Yankees, Red Sox, Phillies and Braves are just a few of the teams who have reportedly expressed interest in Hunter. Saxon reported this morning that the veteran outfielder is expected to make a decision about where to sign within the next two weeks.

  1. okwhitefalcon - Nov 12, 2012 at 9:54 PM

    The Dodgers are now focusing on Daryl Strawberry or Eric Davis.

    • MotorCitySteel - Nov 12, 2012 at 10:05 PM

      Andre Dawson is available now that he is out of the Ivy in Wrigley!

      • xmatt0926x - Nov 12, 2012 at 10:13 PM

        Both you guys are way off. Strawberry, Davis, and Dawson make 1980’s money. The Dodgers won’t take you unless you have a horrible $20 million per year per year contract.

      • MotorCitySteel - Nov 13, 2012 at 9:39 AM

        Or Jason Bay?????

  2. chill1184 - Nov 12, 2012 at 10:21 PM

    Ned Colletti realized that you cant have 4 outfielders on the field at once

    • kindasporty - Nov 12, 2012 at 10:42 PM

      Or can you?….

    • historiophiliac - Nov 12, 2012 at 10:47 PM

      Ok, seriously, where is our “ned gonna ned” poster?

      • koufaxmitzvah - Nov 13, 2012 at 7:22 AM

        To be fair, Ned hadn’t Nedded with Torii. This is just D.J. with all his speculations and presumptions.

        There was never anything to see here.

  3. historiophiliac - Nov 12, 2012 at 10:52 PM

    …and then there were six.

  4. dondada10 - Nov 12, 2012 at 10:52 PM

    The Dodgers already have 4 outfielders when you consider what Yasiel Puig got paid.

  5. dwaibel38 - Nov 12, 2012 at 11:02 PM

    Xmatt – if that we’re true the Dodgers would go after Vernon Wells. As an Angel fan, I’d gladly give up Vernon for Torii.

    • gibbyfan - Nov 13, 2012 at 12:11 PM

      Dont give up hope DW –you never know–The dodgers just migh go after Vernon Wells afterall.

  6. hep3 - Nov 12, 2012 at 11:23 PM

    Great job on the posts by all tonight. The comedy just kept on building. Thank you.

    • manchestermiracle - Nov 13, 2012 at 8:33 AM

      If this is your idea of comedy you must be easily entertained.

  7. dickclydesdale - Nov 13, 2012 at 4:12 PM

    Good 1 less old guy on the roster.

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