Hunter, 29, drew strong interest from the Rays, Mets, Padres and Tigers this offseason before agreeing to terms with Cleveland. He posted a 4.18 ERA in 58 appearances between the Orioles and Cubs last season, but struggled after being traded to Chicago at the trade deadline.
Hunter is the first reliever signed to a major-league deal this winter by Cleveland, though veterans Joba Chamberlain, Ross Detwiler, Tom Gorzelanny, Joe Thatcher and Craig Stammen have all joined the Tribe on minor-league pacts. Cleveland is expected to have a wide-open bullpen competition in camp, with Hunter joining Cody Allen, Kyle Crockett and Zack McAllister as sure bets to make the team.
Hunter is a veteran of eight major-league seasons with the Rangers (2008-11), Orioles (2011-15) and Cubs (2015), and has posted a 46-33 record and 4.31 ERA in that span.