Torii Hunter contract slightly backloaded
Really minor note, but worth noting for payroll purposes as the Tigers continue their offseason shopping: Torii Hunter’s two-year, $26 million contract is actually slightly backloaded. He’ll make $12 million in 2013, then $14 million in 2014. He’ll get a $100,000 bonus each for an All-Star selection, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, LCS or World Series MVP.
Again, not a big deal, but it gives them a little bit more money to work with this year as they try to fill a couple short-term needs — definitely a right-handed hitting outfield to throw into the mix, possibly a closer.