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Torii Hunter | Outfielder

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (39) / 7/18/1975
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Torii Hunter went 2-for-5 with a triple and four RBI against the Twins on Sunday.
Hunter delivered an RBI single in the third inning, but the big blow was a triple with the bases loaded that capped the Tigers' scoring. Hunter now has 69 RBI to go with a .275/.314/.448 line on the season. He'll look to extend his seven-game hitting streak against the Yankees on Tuesday. Aug 24 - 8:06 PM

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Torii Hunter went 4-for-9 with a run scored as the Tigers dropped a marathon 19-inning affair to the Blue Jays on Sunday.

Of course one of the outs he made was one of the critical junctions in the ballgame, bouncing into an inning-ending double play with the bases loaded and one out in the 14th inning. The veteran outfielder is now hitting .272/.308/.448 with 15 homers and 62 RBI on the season.
Aug 10 - 7:47 PM

Torii Hunter is back in the Tigers' lineup Friday.

Hunter missed the previous two contests after being hit on the left hand by a pitch, but he's feeling good enough to give it a go Friday. The veteran outfielder is sporting a .271/.308/.455 batting line with 15 homers and 62 RBI this season.
Aug 8 - 3:28 PM

Torii Hunter (hand) is not in the Tigers' starting lineup Thursday afternoon versus the Yankees.

Hunter was struck on his left hand Tuesday by a Dellin Betances fastball and suffered a bruise. The veteran outfielder should be ready to rock Friday against Toronto.
Aug 7 - 10:20 AM

Torii Hunter (hand) is not in the Tigers' starting lineup Wednesday against the Yankees.

Hunter suffered a bruised left hand on Tuesday night when he was struck by a 97 mph Dellin Betances fastball. X-rays were taken and came back negative. The veteran outfielder is considered day-to-day.
Aug 6 - 4:08 PM

X-rays on Torii Hunter's left hand came back negative.

And the Tigers can breathe a sigh of relief. It looked bad when Hunter was hit by a 97 mph Dellin Betances fastball Tuesday, but he's managed to dodge a bullet. Hunter figures to be sore and miss a game or two, but he'll avoid the disabled list.
Aug 5 - 10:25 PM

Torii Hunter exited Tuesday's game versus the Yankees after being hit on the left hand by a 97 mph Dellin Betances fastball.

Hunter is known for playing through minor ailments, so his immediately exiting the game following the plunking probably isn't a good sign. The Tigers will send him for X-rays before providing an update on his condition.
Aug 5 - 9:55 PM

Torii Hunter singled three times in four at-bats, scoring twice and driving in a run, in an easy win against the White Sox on Wednesday.

Hunter is sad to see the month of July come to a close. Going into Thursday afternoon's game, he is hitting .353 (30-for-85) in July. The 39-year-old outfielder has brought his numbers back towards respectability, now slashing .277/.304/.463 with 14 home runs and 61 RBI.
Jul 30 - 10:29 PM

Torii Hunter finished 1-for-4 with two-run homer as the Tigers topped the Diamondbacks on Monday.

Hunter has now homered in two straight, and five of his last 14. The 39-year-old outfielder -- Hunter's birthday celebration occurred last week -- has rapped an extra-base hit in four straight to boost his slash line to .274/.297/.470. He's on pace for 24 homers and 96 RBI.
Jul 22 - 12:56 AM

Torii Hunter is not in the Tigers starting lineup for the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Indians.

The 39-year-old outfielder will undoubtedly be back in there for the nightcap. Rajai Davis is starting in left field, with J.D. Martinez shifting over to right.
Jul 19 - 10:36 AM

Torii Hunter finished 3-for-6 with two RBI singles and a solo home run as the Tigers walked all over the Royals in a win on Thursday.

Hunter has turned his season around with a hot start to July. Thursday's three-hit performance marked his sixth multi-hit game in nine games this month. The outfielder now has 12 home runs, 52 RBI, and a .276/.298/.455 slash line.
Jul 10 - 11:52 PM

Torii Hunter continued his hot hitting, going 3-for-4 with a walk, a double, two RBI, and two runs scored as the Tigers easily defeated the Dodgers on Tuesday.

As the month of July began, there were whispers that Hunter should lose playing time due to his poor performance. He has responded to that by notching multiple hits in five of his last six games. His OPS, now at .747, has jumped up 64 points since July 1. On the season, Hunter owns a .274/.298/.448 slash line with 11 home runs and 48 RBI.
Jul 8 - 11:09 PM

Torii Hunter tagged David Price with his 11th home run of the season on Sunday, but it wasn’t enough for the Tigers to overcome the Rays.

The veteran outfielder also doubled in the ballgame, finishing 2-for-4. His solo shot in the seventh inning merely pulled the Tigers to within five runs at 7-2. He has been inconsistent at the plate this season, slashing .267/.290/.440 with 11 bombs and 46 RBI.
Jul 6 - 11:22 PM

Torii Hunter hit the third of the Tigers' three first-inning home runs, going 2-for-4 overall, in Thursday's rout of the Rays.

Hunter joined Ian Kinsler and Victor Martinez, taking Erik Bedard yard in the first inning. Hunter added an RBI single in the fourth as well. The veteran has shown life at the plate lately, logging three hits and three RBI on Wednesday, and now has his OPS back up over .700. He's slashing .260/.284/.426 with 10 home runs and 44 RBI.
Jul 3 - 10:02 PM

Torii Hunter went 0-for-3 with an RBI ground out as the Tigers defeated the Athletics 3-0 on Tuesday.

With an 0-for-4 on Monday, Hunter's OPS fell below .700 for the first time since very early in the season. The 38-year-old veteran has struggled at the plate lately in the midst of nursing a hamstring injury. With J.D. Martinez on a hot streak at the plate, Hunter could eventually lose playing time in the outfield to the 26-year-old.
Jul 1 - 9:36 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2Bryan Holaday
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Eugenio Suarez
2Andrew Romine
3Jose Iglesias
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1J.D. Martinez
2Andy Dirks
CF1Rajai Davis
2Ezequiel Carrera
RF1Torii Hunter
2Don Kelly
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Justin Verlander
3Max Scherzer
4Anibal Sanchez
5Rick Porcello
6Kyle Lobstein
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joe Nathan
2Joakim Soria
3Joba Chamberlain
4Al Alburquerque
5Phil Coke
6Blaine Hardy
7Pat McCoy
8Jim Johnson
9Joel Hanrahan
10Luke Putkonen
11Bruce Rondon