Hunter not likely to rejoin Angels until next week
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Torii Hunter is expected to rejoin the Los Angeles Angels when they return from their current trip, yet manager Mike Scioscia says he still isn't sure when during the homestand that might be.
The outfielder has been on the Angels' restricted list since May 14 after Hunter's teenage son was arrested in Texas. Darius McClinton-Hunter, 17, is one of five youths arrested in a sexual assault case, which police said followed a monthlong investigation.
Scioscia initially thought Hunter would be back during this swing at AL West rivals Oakland and Seattle, where Los Angeles begins a four-game weekend series Thursday night. Hunter has been working out and has a batting cage at his house in the Dallas area, so Scioscia believes he will be able to work back quickly.