It appears as if the Toronto Blue Jays are preparing for life without their 2013 left fielder, Melky Cabrera. As reported earlier this afternoon, the Blue Jays appear to be joining the long list of teams interested in outfielder Torii Hunter as first reported by Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.
Add #BlueJays to long list of clubs pursuing Torii Hunter. Team pursued him two years ago, not especially confident of retaining Melky.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 20, 2014
Along with the Blue Jays, the Kansas City Royals and Minnesota Twins have also reportedly been heavily engaged with the thought of bringing in Hunter.
The 39-year-old hit .286/.319/.446 with 17 home runs and 83 RBI last season for the Detroit Tigers.
Ken Rosenthal has also reported that Torii is seeking a two-year deal this offseason. This move makes sense for the Blue Jays as Hunter will come as a cheaper option over Cabrera and the club showed serious interest in Hunter two years ago before he signed a two year-deal with the Tigers.