Now-retired Torii Hunter has plan to stay in baseball

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Torii Hunter has declared an end to his playing career of 17-plus major league seasons, including more than a decade with the Minnesota Twins.

The 40-year-old Hunter has a plan to stay in the game, though.

Hunter said Thursday at his farewell news conference at Target Field that he doesn't want to ''sit out too long'' from the sport. This fall, he'll enjoy some down time with his wife, Katrina, and watch his three sons play college football.

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But Hunter said he's already fielded offers from different networks about serving as a television analyst. He has also spoken informally with Twins general manager Terry Ryan about creating a role for him in the organization.