Torii Hunter Placed On Restricted List Following Son's Arrest

Minneapolis, MN, USA: Los Angeles Angels right fielder Torii Hunter (48) catches a fly ball hit by Minnesota Twins third base Danny Valencia (not pictured) in the fifth inning at Target Field. The Twins won 5-0. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

The seven-day restricted list is a relatively new rule that players can use when they have an urgent family matter to deal with. Los Angeles Angels outfielder Torii Hunter will miss at least a couple of games after going on the restricted list:

Torii Hunter has been placed on restricted list due to a personal matter. Ryan Langerhans will be called up.

The personal matter is often an ailing parent or grandparent, but in Hunter's case, it's for something a bit more shocking. From NBC Dallas, via Bill Shaikin:

Five Prosper High School students including the son of a major league baseball player were arrested Monday on charges related to a sexual assault, police said ...

Two of those arrested are adults, 17-year-old Garrick White and 17-year-old Darius McClinton-Hunter. Both White and Hunter are both charged with sexual assault of a child, a 2nd-degree felony.

McClinton-Hunter is the son of Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim outfielder Torii Hunter.

There are a lot of things more important than baseball. This is certainly one of them.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.