Tommy Hunter - Baltimore Orioles RP

Roch Kubatko posted a bunch of useful Orioles notes over on his blog at yesterday. But, among those notes was this hilarious tidbit about Orioles closer Tommy Hunter:

Tommy Hunter is 3-for-3 in save opportunities. He’s also trying hard to land that Subway endorsement deal, which has become a source of amusement among reporters gathering at his locker.

Following last night’s game, Hunter was waiting for an opportunity to plug the sandwich shop. Asked whether he took the subway to Yankee Stadium, he kept a straight face while replying, “No, but Subway actually presented me with a pretty good meal before the game. They have a quality restaurant and I like my Subway sandwiches.”

Keep trying, Tommy.


Hunter has looked good in his four appearances so far this season. He’s pitched three innings, with a 9.00 K/9, 3.00 ERA and 2.24 FIP.

Meanwhile, in Oakland, former O’s closer Jim Johnson has already been removed from the ninth inning. Johnson and his new goatee have posted a 18.90 ERA over his (their) first five appearances of the season. He’s (they’re) making $10 million this season in Oakland.

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