Hunter to miss two games for kids’ graduation
If you’ve been reading the site this season, you hopefully read the Mothers Day package and Torii Hunter’s tribute to his wife and the job she did raising their sons, including Torii Jr. They’re headed off to college, and Torii and his wife will be able to visit Torii Jr. at Notre Dame this fall, which was one reason he signed with Detroit.
Before that, however, comes graduation from high school. That’s this coming weekend, and Torii Hunter plans on being at home in Texas to watch his sons receive their diploma.
“This is just once in a lifetime,” Hunter said. “I hope people forgive me for it.”
Most fathers hopefully will understand.
Hunter plans on heading home after the Tigers’ series in Pittsburgh Wednesday and Thursday. He’ll miss the games Friday and Saturday in Baltimore, then return for Sunday’s series finale against the O’s.
I don’t know of any special list that would allow the Tigers to deactivate Hunter and call up another player for a couple days. Essentially, this would be like a day-to-day injury that costs a player a couple games. The Tigers have survived plenty of those the last few years, and they’ll get through this one, too. You can’t fault the reasoning.