Twins outfielder Torii Hunter has retired from baseball, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. After logging 19 professional seasons, Hunter will rightfully call it a career as a Twin, with whom he spent 12 years. Over the course of the last nearly two decades, he racked up five All-Star game appearances and nine Gold Glove Awards. While he was noted for his spectacular catches in the outfield, he wasn't too shabby with a bat either, posting a .277/.331/.461 slash line with 353 homers, 1,391 RBI, 1,296 runs, and 195 stolen bases.
Twins outfielder Torii Hunter went 2 for 5 with his 20th homer, three RBI and two runs against the Angels on Thursday. At age 40, Hunter's now reached 20 homers for the first time since 2011 and the 11th time in his career. Still, the early success that Hunter achieved faded away in a midseason slump, with his OPS dropping from .792 at the end of June to a low point of .686 on the second day of September. He's heated up recently, though -- Hunter's on a six-game hitting streak and has racked up 15 hits (including three doubles and two homers) in his last 37 at-bats. That's a .405 clip. Hunter's surely been cut loose in the majority of shallower formats by now, and it's worth grabbing him while he's hot.
Twins outfielder Torii Hunter delievered the biggest hit of the night in the 10-9 win over the Indians on Friday. Hunter belted the game-winning home run in the top of the ninth, en route to the victory. Hunter, who went 3 for 4 with three RBI in the game, came through with the solo shot, his 18th homer of the year. He has now gone deep twice in his past four games.
Twins right fielder Torii Hunter drove in his team's only run during a 5-1 loss to the Blue Jays on Monday. Hunter gave Minnesota an early 1-0 lead in the second inning with a one-out solo home run off David Price. Hunter has 17 home runs on the season, including three in his last nine games. Since July 1, Hunter is batting .183 (17 for 93) with five home runs and 12 RBI in his past 25 games.
Twins right fielder Torii Hunter is getting his second game off in the last five Sunday. He was also out Wednesday. Hunter is batting just .150 (3-for-20) over his last five games and is hitless in his last two.