igers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski addressed the top off-season need of a corner outfielder with the signing of Torii Hunter.

Hunter, who finalized a two-year, $26-million contract Friday, will be the starting rightfielder next season. He will likely bat second behind leadoff hitter and starting centerfielder Austin Jackson.

Andy Dirks, 26, would appear to be the team's best option to start in left. He hit .322 with eight home runs and 35 RBIs in 88 games for the Tigers last season, despite missing time with injuries.

He hit .336 with five home runs and 31 RBIs in 261 at-bats against righties, and .274 with three home runs and four RBIs in 83 at-bats against lefties.

Dombrowski said Friday that the Tigers still had "our own internal debates" on whether Dirks could be an everyday player. Perhaps the Tigers will look to add another corner outfielder, one who could platoon in left with Dirks.