MLB Outfielder Says Gay Player Would Make Him 'Uncomfortable'

BY Lucas Grindley

December 31 2012 11:05 AM ET

Torii Hunter is formerly of the Los Angeles Angels

In a lengthy story about how unwelcome gay athletes still feel in pro sports, Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter says a player coming out would make him "uncomfortable."

Hunter, who is described in the Los Angeles Times story as "among baseball's most thoughtful and intelligent players," said a gay player would divide a Major League Baseball team.

"For me, as a Christian … I will be uncomfortable because in all my teachings and all my learning, biblically, it's not right," he told the newspaper. "It will be difficult and uncomfortable."

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