- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 3, 2010

BALTIMORE (AP) - The Los Angeles Angels are shifting nine-time Gold Glove winner Torii Hunter from center field to right field.

Hunter was set to start at his new spot Tuesday night in Baltimore. Peter Bourjos was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake to make his major league debut and was in center field.

Angels manager Mike Scioscia says the move with Hunter isn’t just a temporary thing. He says Bourjos can provide a spark and that the shift will help improve the Angels’ outfield defense.

Hunter has not played right field in the majors since 1999. He says he’s fine with the move as long as it helps the team.


The 23-year-old Bourjos was hitting .314 with 13 homers, 52 RBIs and 27 stolen bases at Triple-A.