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Torii Hunter | Outfielder

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (40) / 7/18/1975
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 218
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Torii Hunter went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Saturday's 8-5 loss to the Yankees.
Hunter's three-run homer off of Yankees starter CC Sabathia in the third inning made the score 5-0 Twinkies. The team wouldn't score again in the contest, though, ultimately falling 8-5 as the Yankees completed a big comeback. Sad loss aside, Hunter's putting in a strong season for the Twins. The home run was his 16th of the season and pushed his RBI total to 53. He's hitting .254/.308/.443 and while his average has fallen off compared to recent seasons, he continues to mash for power and should pass the 20-homer mark for the 11th time in his career sometime in the next few weeks. Jul 25 - 10:33 PM

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Torii Hunter went 2-for-5 with a long two-run homer in Saturday's 9-5 win over the Tigers.

Hunter's bat caused baseballs everywhere to cower in fear when he unloaded on a Buck Farmer offering in the sixth inning. The 426-foot homer landed in the third deck and left the veteran outfielder's bat at 102.4 miles per hour. Yowza. Hunter is hitting .259/.313/.449 with 14 homers and 49 RBI this season. His average has fallen off a bit, but he's on track to surpass 20 homers for the first time since 2011, back when he played for the Angels.
Jul 11 - 8:23 PM

Torii Hunter is not in the Twins' lineup Wednesday.

He's just getting a breather with it being a day game after a night game. Eddie Rosario is in right field in Hunter's place, with Danny Santana in center and Shane Robinson in left.
Jul 1 - 10:46 AM

Torii Hunter went 3-for-5 with a home run and two runs scored Tuesday against the Reds.

Hunter had a single, double and homer in the contest, but he couldn't collect his 40th career triple to complete the cycle. Still, the 39-year-old has been on a tear in recent days -- the homer was his fourth in his last four games, giving him 12 dingers on the year. Hunter is hitting .272/.328/.464 with 44 RBI and 40 runs scored overall.
Jul 1 - 12:31 AM

Torii Hunter hit a two-run home run in Sunday's loss to the Brewers.

Facing Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez, Hunter belted the two-run shot over the wall to draw the Twins within two. The homer salvaged the day for Hunter, who finished 1-for-4. Hunter now had three homers in his last two games, giving him 11 dingers on the year. The veteran outfielder is hitting .266/.324/.445 with 43 RBI and 37 runs scored in his second go-round with the Twins.
Jun 28 - 5:15 PM

Torii Hunter is not in the Twins' lineup Friday.

He's just getting a breather. Eddie Rosario is in right field, with Eduardo Escobar covering left.
Jun 19 - 4:29 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that "the smart money says" Torii Hunter will return to the Twins next season.

Hunter will turn 40 next month, but he's been decent with the bat this season, hitting .260/.320/.410 with eight homers and 36 RBI, and the Twins love what he brings to the clubhouse. He signed a one-year, $10.5 million contract last winter to return to Minnesota and could probably be had a bit cheaper for 2016 on another one-year pact.
Jun 19 - 12:04 PM

Torii Hunter has dropped his appeal of a two-game suspension and will begin serving it on Saturday.

Hunter had been in the Twins initial lineup, though that will certainly change now. Hunter was given a two-game ban for his outburst in Wednesday's game and he was also fined an undisclosed amount of money.
Jun 13 - 2:57 PM

Torii Hunter was fined an undisclosed amount and suspended two games for his outburst against the home plate umpire on June 10.

Predictably, Hunter is appealing the suspension and will be able to play until the appeal is either heard, or Hunter drops it. He's being punished for a vociferous display against the home plate umpire in a game in which Hunter struck out twice.
Jun 12 - 5:08 PM

Torii Hunter was ejected from Wednesday's game against the Royals for arguing balls and strikes.

Hunter was frustrated with his second strikeout of the game and voiced his displeasure with the home plate umpire. He finished 0-for-3 with a walk and the two strikeouts.
Jun 10 - 10:49 PM

Torii Hunter went 3-for-5 with a three-run homer and two runs scored in Thursday's win over the Red Sox.

The Twins trailed 4-0 at one point, but Hunter got the comeback started with a three-run blast off Steven Wright in the fifth. The veteran outfielder has been a strong contributor in the Twins' surprising season, batting .282 with eight home runs and a .794 OPS.
Jun 4 - 7:26 PM

Torii Hunter went 1-for-4 with a two-run double in Sunday's win over the Blue Jays.

Hunter's double off Robert Ozuna came with the Twins down 5-4 in the seventh inning. The hit put them on the right side of a 6-5 score which would ultimately stand as the final. When the Twins signed Hunter in the off-season, the move looked like your typical nostalgia signing by a mediocre team. It hasn't played out that way. The Twins are currently 30-19 and Hunter is hitting a cool .280/.332/.458 with seven homers, 32 RBI and 25 runs scored. These numbers are very much in line with what's he's done over the last four seasons.
May 31 - 5:41 PM

Torii Hunter is not in the Twins starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Blue Jays.

It's just a routine day of rest for the veteran outfielder. Eddie Rosario will start in right field with Eduardo Nunez serving as the club's designated hitter and batting second against opposing right-hander Aaron Sanchez. Look for Hunter to be back in there for Sunday's series finale.
May 30 - 11:21 AM

Torii Hunter went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in a losing effort against the Blue Jays on Friday.

Hunter's RBI knock off Mark Buehrle came during a four-run uprising in the first inning, though the Twins would be limited to just one hit the remainder of the game. He has been very impressive in his return to Minnesota, slashing .281/.333/.461 with a team-leading 30 RBI.
May 29 - 11:29 PM

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Eric Fryer
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Danny Santana
2Eduardo Escobar
3Jorge Polanco
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Eddie Rosario
2Shane Robinson
CF1Byron Buxton
2Aaron Hicks
RF1Torii Hunter
DH1Miguel Sano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Ricky Nolasco
4Kyle Gibson
5Mike Pelfrey
6Tommy Milone
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Blaine Boyer
3Brian Duensing
4Kevin Jepsen
5Casey Fien
6J.R. Graham
7Ryan Pressly
8Trevor May
9Ryan O'Rourke