December 4, 2009 | 1:54
Torii Hunter said he hasn't been able to reach Chone Figgins for a few days. That could be because Figgins reportedly is on the verge of leaving the Angels and signing with the Seattle Mariners.
"Hopefully, Figgy comes back," Hunter said. "If not, no hard feelings. If it doesn't work out, I understand. Sometimes, you've got to take care of business."
Fox Sports first reported that Figgins and the Mariners were close to a deal, for four years and about $36 million. SI.com later reported that the Angels had offered three years at $24 million.
The Mariners have made no announcement. Messages left for Figgins, his agent and the Angels have not been returned.
-- Bill Shaikin
Photo: Chone Figgins rounds third base to score in the top of the eighth inning against the New York Yankees on October 25. Credit: Nick Laham / Getty Images.