Torii Hunter

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9 Notable MLB Free Agents To Keep Tabs On

With the offseason officially upon us, we say goodbye to the 2014 teams that we loved and hated and to the players on those rosters. I say this because the free agency period begins on Tuesday and there are many, many big-time players and MVP caliber athletes who can make an impact wherever they sign and cause chaos to the team they leave.

10/31/2014

Derek Jeter with David Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia during the 2008 All-Star Game at the old Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Derek Jeter Stories, As Told From The Opposite Dugout

When Jeter announced he would retire at the end of the season, I began asking those around the game for their favorite stories. Here is what they told me.

09/24/2014

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 08: Trevor Bauer #47 of the Cleveland Indians pitches in the first inning against the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium on August 8, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City.

CBSSports.com: Fantasy Baseball Week 21 Starts And Sits

The fantasy baseball experts at CBSSports.com break down who to start and who to sit for the upcoming week.

08/15/2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 9: Jesse Chavez #60 of the Oakland Athletics delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of the game on April 9, 2014 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

CBSSports.com: Fantasy Baseball Week 4 Starts And Sits

The fantasy baseball experts at CBSSports.com break down who to start and who to sit for the upcoming week.

04/18/2014

Dennis Rodman  (Photo by Toru Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images), Michael Bloomberg watches Knicks-Spurs at MSG (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

2013 Sports Oddities: A Wayward Super Bowl Ring, Bloomberg’s Popcorn Caper & More

The mystery of what exactly happened to Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s Super Bowl ring was one of many odd places sports wandered into this year…

12/31/2013

Brett Gardner follows through on his ninth-inning game-winning home run against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium on August 11, 2013. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Yankees Spark Plug Brett Gardner Deserves His Due

Out of everyday players, Gardner has been the Yankees’ MVP in an unusual season.

08/12/2013

Brett Gardner (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Tigers Pounce On Hughes, Beat Yankees 9-3

Miguel Cabrera homered and had three hits, Torii Hunter drove in four runs, leading the Tigers to a 9-3 victory over the Yankees on Saturday.

08/10/2013

Fans walk outside of Citi Field during Gatorade All-Star Workout Day on July 15, 2013. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

All-Stars Young And Old Set For Midsummer Classic At Citi Field

Although fresh faces are taking over, that doesn’t mean all the old guys are out. Rivera, Hunter and Beltran are back at the All-Star Game, bringing decades of experience and wisdom.

07/16/2013

Kevin Youkilis (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Yankees Fall To Tigers, Youkilis Records Two RBIs In Loss

Kevin Youkilis collected two RBIs in the Yankees 10-6 defeat to Detroit on Saturday.

03/23/2013

Manager Joe Girardi and GM Brian Cashman of the Yankees. (credit: Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Hartnett: 2013 Brings Uncertainty For Aging Yankees

2013 brings major issues and tons of uncertainty for the aging, payroll-trimming New York Yankees.

01/01/2013

Cody Ross (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Hartnett: A-Rod’s Injury Dramatically Changes Yankees’ Offseason Plans

Losing A-Rod until mid-season will force the Yankees to make power-hitting outfielder Cody Ross their number one target.

12/04/2012

Ichiro Suzuki

Agent: Ichiro Wishes To Remain With Yankees

Ichiro wants to stay with the Yankees, but will have to take a significant pay cut.

11/26/2012

Hiroki Kuroda (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Breaking Down Kuroda, The Yankees’ Rotation And Potential Outfield Help

There was a point in the last week where it may have seemed that Hiroki Kuroda was going to pitch elsewhere in 2013. Eat without worry, my friends. Kuroda is indeed coming back to the Yankees next season.

11/21/2012

Hal Steinbrenner (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images) and Brian Cashman (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Yanks Reportedly Opted To Ignore Marlins’ Dangling Of Stars, Are Unlikely To Spend Big

The American League East champions passed on pursuing the Marlins’ top players, and instead are focusing on re-signing starting pitchers Andy Pettitte and Hiroki Kuroda.

11/15/2012

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Reports: Yankees’ Interest In Free Agent Torii Hunter Waning

The Yankees appear reluctant to offer 37-year-old free agent outfielder Torii Hunter a two-year deal.

11/13/2012

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