Angels’ Torii Hunter says his comments on Latin American players were ‘distorted’ – LA Times

By Mike DiGiovanna
Los Angeles Times

Reporting from Tempe, Ariz. –

The wide grin that seems perpetually attached to the face of Torii Hunter was gone Wednesday morning.

The Angels’ media-friendly center fielder fumed about how he was portrayed in a USA Today article examining the declining percentage of African American players in baseball in which he was quoted as saying that dark-skinned players from the Dominican Republic are not black but “imposters.”

“People see dark faces out there, and the perception is that they’re African American,” Hunter said, according to the article, published Wednesday. “They’re not us. They’re impostors. Even people I know come up and say,