Young Angels have veteran role models

Hunter, Matsui, Abreu mentor the team's youthful position players

Updated: March 30, 2010, 3:12 PM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

TEMPE, Ariz. -- When Torii Hunter was trying to break into the major leagues 15 years ago, he had a defense mechanism if older teammates felt like giving him a hard time.

"They didn't mess with me too much. They thought I was crazy," Hunter said.

In fact, Hunter came up in a pretty cushy spot. The Minnesota Twins were led in those days by Paul Molitor, Kirby Puckett and Dave Winfield, down-to-earth veterans in the twilight of Hall of Fame careers. It wasn't a clubhouse rent by a generation ...

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