ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Angels have signed Torii Hunter Jr., their 23rd-round draft pick and the son of the former Angels outfielder.
Torii Hunter attended his son's signing Saturday.
Torii Hunter Jr. also is a football receiver at Notre Dame. He caught 28 passes for 363 yards last season, and he will play his senior season for the Fighting Irish in the fall.
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Hunter has been a part-time player for the Irish baseball team for two seasons, largely used as a defensive replacement and pinch-runner. The Angels were intrigued enough by his athleticism and potential to use the 696th overall pick on him.
Torii Hunter played five of his 19 big-league seasons for the Angels from 2008-12, making two All-Star teams and winning two Gold Glove awards. He retired in October.