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Torii Hunter | Outfielder

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (39) / 7/18/1975
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 218
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Torii Hunter is not in the Twins' starting lineup for Thursday's matinee against the Tigers.
Eddie Rosario is starting in right field and Kurt Suzuki is batting second. It's a day of rest for the 39-year-old Hunter, who homered in Wednesday's win over Detroit. May 14 - 10:41 AM

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Torii Hunter hit his sixth homer and walked twice as the Twins topped the Tigers 6-2 on Wednesday.

Hunter has five homers in May after hitting one in 19 games in April. He's even walked six times already this month. He hasn't walked more than six times in a month since May 2013, when he walked seven times.
May 13 - 10:47 PM

Torii Hunter went 3-for-5 with a solo home run Saturday in the Twins' 7-4 defeat of the Indians.

Hunter slugged his solo shot in the top of the first inning off Indians spot starter Bruce Chen and then later added two singles, finishing with three total runs scored. The veteran outfielder is off to a pretty good start back in Minnesota, boasting a .295/.333/.491 slash line with five home runs, 19 RBI, and 17 runs scored in 28 games. The Twins have won four straight and are now 18-13 on the year.
May 9 - 7:32 PM

Torii Hunter homered and drove in four runs against the Indians in Friday's 9-3 win.

Hunter was a perfect 4-for-4 in the game. He hit a solo home run against Trevor Bauer in the fifth inning to put the Twins up 4-2, then broke the game open with a three-run double to clear the bases in the sixth inning. The veteran's been hotter than lava in May, hitting .441 since the calendar turned over. It's helped bump his line from .205/.244/.315 to .280/.332/.458.
May 9 - 1:00 AM

Torii Hunter went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run, helping the Twins eke out a win over the Athletics on Monday.

Hunter capped off the Twins' second four-run inning with a three-run blast in the sixth off of R.J. Alvarez. Though Hunter has only three home runs, 13 RBI, and a .253/.289/.407 batting line, he has hit better as of late, entering Monday's action with three consecutive multi-hit games. The 39-year-old has managed to stay productive in the twilight of his career, but he'll have to keep it up over five more months for the Twins.
May 4 - 11:28 PM

Torii Hunter is not in the Twins' lineup Wednesday.

It's just a routine day of rest. Oswaldo Arica is in right field in Hunter's place, with Eduardo Escobar playing left. Chris Herrmann is also getting a start at catcher over Kurt Suzuki.

Torii Hunter hit a three-run home run against the Indians on Sunday.

This was Hunter's first homer since signing with the Twins in the off-season. He hit the three-run shot off of Indians reliever Anthony Swarzak. It would be his only hit in the contest, as he finished 1-for-5. Hunter now has six RBI for the season and is hitting .225/.256/.350. In his first stint with the Twins, Hunter launched 297 home runs. Add one more to that total.
Apr 19 - 5:16 PM

Torii Hunter is not in the Twins starting lineup for Saturday's matchup against the White Sox.

It's nothing more than a day of rest for the veteran outfielder being a day game after a night game. Shane Robinson is drawing the start in right field in his absence.
Apr 11 - 11:01 AM

Torii Hunter struck out once in three hitless at-bats in Wednesday's loss to the Tigers.

He wasn't alone, as the Twins manager just four hits -- three singles -- and no runs against Anibal Sanchez and the Tigers' bullpen. Hunter is now 0-for-7 with three strikeouts in his first two games in his return to Minnesota. The Twins are the second team in major league history to play with a designated hitter and be shut out in their first two games of the season.
Apr 8 - 4:21 PM

Torii Hunter will hit cleanup for the Twins in their season opener on Monday against the Tigers.

We'd like to see Kennys Vargas -- who is batting fifth -- in the spot, but manager Paul Molitor had indicated all spring that the No. 4 hole would be Hunter's. The 39-year-old hasn't been used in the cleanup spot since 2012 when he was with the Angels. The Twins are also starting the left-handed-hitting Jordan Schafer in center field versus southpaw David Price. Yikes.
Apr 5 - 12:38 PM

Torii Hunter hit a three-run homer Tuesday as part of the Twins' 6-5 defeat of the Blue Jays.

Hunter needs to pick it up; he's working on a streak of seven straight exhibition seasons with at least a .300 average. Right now, he's at .269 through 29 at-bats. The homer, hit off Chad Jenkins, was his first.
Mar 24 - 5:36 PM

In an interview with Steve Phillips and Todd Hollandsworth of MLB Network Radio, Torii Hunter said Sunday that if he puts up good numbers in 2015 that he won't retire at the end of the season.

It's hard to argue with that he isn't still on top of his game at the plate as the 39-year-old slashed .286/.319/.446 with 17 homers and 83 RBI for the Tigers in 2014. His defensive skills have deteriorated immensely though, and he's best served as a designated hitter for the remainder of his career.
Mar 15 - 9:16 PM

Twins signed OF Torii Hunter to a one-year, $10.5 million contract.

Hunter returns to the team that drafted him in 1993. While the Twins aren't likely to be a playoff contender in 2015, Hunter will act as a nice grizzled vet to help mentor the various prospects the club has in its system. He remains one of the most consistent bats in the majors, having slashed .286/.319/.446 with the Tigers last season.
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 12:45:00 PM

USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that the Twins have signed Torii Hunter to a one-year contract.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal says Hunter will receive $10.5 million. Reports had suggested that Hunter wanted to sign with a contender, but he'll instead return to his old stomping grounds for what could be his final season. It's a curious move on the Twins' part since they're not close to having a playoff-ready roster, but they obviously think Hunter will be a nice mentor for their young players.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 08:50:00 PM

Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN reports that the Twins have made an official offer to Torii Hunter.

Wolfson hasn't been able to confirm whether the offer is for one or two years. It's also unclear when the offer was made. Hunter is reportedly moving closer to a decision, with teams like the Rangers, Orioles, Mariners, and Royals involved. Word is he'd like to play for a contender, which might rule out a return to the Twins.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 03:07:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Chris Herrmann
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Danny Santana
2Eduardo Escobar
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Oswaldo Arcia
2Eddie Rosario
CF1Jordan Schafer
2Shane Robinson
3Aaron Hicks
RF1Torii Hunter
DH1Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Ricky Nolasco
4Kyle Gibson
5Mike Pelfrey
6Trevor May
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Casey Fien
3Brian Duensing
4Tim Stauffer
5Blaine Boyer
6J.R. Graham
7Aaron Thompson
8Ryan Pressly
9Michael Tonkin