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Gift of gab lands Torii Hunter role as television analyst for playoffs

October 1, 2010 |  8:20 am


The Angels missed the playoffs this season for the first time since 2006, but at least one of their players will have a postseason role.

Right fielder Torii Hunter, among the most quotable and opinionated players in the game, will serve as an analyst during the MLB Network's coverage of the playoffs.

The network announced that Oakland third baseman Eric Chavez and pitcher Dallas Braden and Arizona outfielder Chris Young would also serve as playoff analysts.

Hunter will be in the studio on Oct. 11 and 12 for the end of the first-round division series.

-- Mike DiGiovanna in Arlington, Texas

Photo: Torii Hunter. Credit: Lucy Nicholson / Reuters.