Tommy Hunter isn't one to use conversational bromides — he's far quicker with a quip than that. But if he were, the one about letting someone you love go and knowing it's meant to be if he comes back might ring true for him.
Traded to the Chicago Cubs on July 31, 2015, after parts of five seasons with the Orioles, Hunter rejoined the team as a free agent on Aug. 28 amid great celebration in the clubhouse, where he is beloved by his teammates. The feeling is mutual.
A few weeks after his return, Hunter stepped in the Orioles spotlight for a chat about life after the Orioles, what changed while he was gone and how opponents prepare for this team.