Torii Jr. to leave Notre Dame, join Angels

Torii Hunter Jr., son of former Major Leaguer Torii Hunter Sr., announced Thursday on Twitter that he will forgo his fifth year on the Notre Dame football team to pursue a baseball career.

Hunter was a 23rd-round pick by the Angels in June’s Draft. He now joins the same organization that his father played five years for in the big leagues, from 2008-12. Hunter Jr. signed with the Angels soon after the Draft with the intention of playing out his senior season with the Fighting Irish this fall.

The elder Hunter retired at the end of the 2015 season after a 19-year career in …

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