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Tuesday, Feb. 19 7:57pm ET
Minnesota signs OF Torii Hunter, avoids arbitration

FORT MYERS, Florida (Ticker) -- Torii Hunter, one of the more complete outfielders in the American League, Tuesday avoided arbitration withe the Minnesota Twins, signing a one-year contract.

Financial terms were not disclosed but Hunter was seeking $2.7 million in arbitration while the club was offering $2 million. He made $250,000 last season and can be a free agent after this season.

The 26-year-old Hunter is coming a career year in which he batted .261 with 27 homers and 92 RBI. He also won a Gold Glove for his defense in center field and was second among AL outfielders in assists.

The former first-round pick has a career average of .264 with 41 home runs and 173 RBI in 389 games.