Hunter just completed a five-year, $90 million deal with the Angels. The club has expressed a desire to bring back Hunter on a less expensive one-year deal, but it may be more beneficial to Hunter to test the market. The Angels are not expected to make a qualifying offer to Hunter, meaning the team that eventually signs him would not have to give up a draft pick. Hunter is eligible to negotiate with other teams Saturday.
The 37-year-old outfielder hit .313/.365/.451 in 584 plate appearances last season. Multiple teams are expected to have interest in Hunter once he hits the market.
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