Torii Hunter to Detroit Tigers for $26 million after Angels pass

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Torii Hunter's five-year, $90 million deal with the Angels of Anaheim expired, and the Detroit Tigers have moved quickly to scoop up the outfielder.

ESPN reports Hunter and the Tigers have agreed to a $26 million, two-year deal, pending a physical examination. 

Since the Angels did not make Torii an offer, there will be no draft pick exchange between the two teams. The Tigers are in desperate need of a corner outfielder, and Hunter won nine consecutive Gold Glove Awards. 

Hunter said in 2011 he planned to retire as an Angel. 

The Tigers swept the New York Yankees in the 2012 ALCS, then lost the World Series to the San Francisco Giants.
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