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.
Twins veteran outfielder Torii Hunter is catching a break Wednesday afternoon against visiting Pittsburgh. He is out of the lineup.
Hunter has remained productive in compiling a slash line of .254/.308/.439 and 54 RBI in 89 games. He has two home runs and five RBI in the last four contests.
Twins veteran right fielder Torii Hunter went 2 for 5 with a solo home run in the 10-1 pounding of the Yankees on Friday night. Hunter blasted his 15th homer of the season in the seventh inning, putting the Twins up 6-0 at that point.
Twins right fielder Torii Hunter snapped a 2-for-17 slump with a first-inning home run, Monday against Baltimore.
Hunter went 1 for 4 and hit his 13th homer of the year and first in the last six games.
Twins right fielder Torii Hunter is getting a breather, as he is being held out of the starting lineup on Wednesday against the Reds. Hunter had played in 10 straight games prior to Wednesday, hitting a cool .342 with four home runs and eight RBI over that time.
Eddie Rosario will handle the right field duties for the matinee affair on Wednesday.
Twins right fielder Torii Hunter went 3 for 5 with a solo home run in Tuesday's win over Cincinnati.
Hunter is 8 for 17 over his last four games. Four of his eight hits have been home runs. Hunter now has 12 homers and 44 RBI on the season.
Twins outfielder Torii Hunter hit his 11th home run of the season in Sunday's 5-3 loss against the Brewers.
Hunter went yard in the ninth inning off of Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez. Hunter now has three home runs over his past two games and holds a .278 batting average over his previous 10 appearances.
Hunter finished the game 1 for 4. He now has a slash line of .266/.324/.445 this year.
So much for the old slump for an old ballplayer. Twins outfielder Torii Hunter broke out in style Saturday against the host Brewers.
The 39-year-old Hunter doubled and mashed solo home runs in the sixth and ninth innings for his first multi-hit game since June 4, sweetening his slash line in the process to .266/.325/.437. He has blasted off 10 times this year.
Hunter entered with one hit in six of his last seven games, but batting .143 (7-for-49) in his last 14 games. He believes those statistics to be deceiving.
"The last couple of weeks, I've been hitting the ball well," Hunter told MLB.com. "The numbers don't show it, but it's beyond the numbers. I just have to keep that same feeling. When you have days like today, you just have to enjoy it."
Twins right fielder Torii Hunter hasn't collapsed completely since an outrageous tear in late April and early May had him defying Father Time. But he has certainly slowed down considerably despite his current four-game hitting streak.
The 39-year-old Hunter remains a consistent offensive contributor. He has hit safely in 20 of his last 26 games, but amazingly has only one multi-hit game during that stretch. Five of those hitless games have occurred since June 8, after which he is batting just .158 (6-for-38).
His mini-slump has weakened his slash line to a still-respectable .262/.322/.409.
Twins right fielder Torii Hunter returned to the starting lineup Monday against the Cardinals after serving a two-game suspension.
Hunter was suspended and fined an undisclosed amount for his actions following his ejection from Wednesday's game against the Royals, which included him removing his jersey and throwing it onto the field.
Hunter enters play Monday batting .239 with two doubles, two home runs and 12 RBI in his last 19 games.
Twins outfielder Torii Hunter has dropped the appeal of his two-game suspension and will start the suspension by sitting out Saturday against the Rangers, the team announced.
Hunter was suspended and fined an undisclosed amount for his actions following his ejection from Wednesday's game against the Royals.
Hunter said he would appeal the suspension and played in Friday's game in Texas, going 1 for 4 with a strikeout. He is hitting .268 this season with eight home runs and 36 RBI.
Twins outfielder Torii Hunter was suspended two games and fined an undisclosed amount for his actions following his ejection from Wednesday's game against the Royals, Major League Baseball announced Friday.
However, Hunter is appealing the suspension, so he will be eligible to play until his appeal is heard.
Hunter was ejected Wednesday after arguing a called third strike in the eighth inning. Hunter threw a tantrum, which included him taking off his jersey and throwing it onto the field.
Hunter is in Friday's lineup against the Rangers and batting second.
Twins outfielder Torii Hunter was ejected from Wednesday night's game against the Royals for arguing balls and strikes.
Hunter was not a fan of the calls behind the plate and got into a heated argument with the home plate umpire. After his ejection, he began taking off his accessories and throwing them onto the field.
Lastly, he took his jersey off and tossed it angrily as well.
Hunter finished the game 0 for 3 with two strikeouts and a walk.
Outfielder Torii Hunter has continued to produce from the No. 2 spot in the lineup for the Twins, and that's where he'll be Friday as they open a series against the Brewers.
Hunter is hitting .313 through the first four games of this month and has collected at least one hit in 12 of his last 13 contests to raise his average to .282.
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Twins right fielder Torii Hunter had himself a good day at the plate in Thursday's 8-4 win over the Red Sox. Hunter had three hits in four at-bats, including his eighth home run of the season.
Hunter took a Steven Wright knuckleball into the Green Monster seats in left field for a three-run blast in the top of the fifth inning. It was Hunter's 200th career home run as a Twin.
"Two hundred with the Twins, that's longevity. You got to play a long time to do that," Hunter said. "I'm happy about that, to go out there and have 200 home runs in this uniform. One behind Gaetti. And the Rat was a really good player with the Twins. Just to have a chance to pass him up or tie him would be awesome."
Hunter also singled and scored twice as he raised his batting average to .282 with the three-hit performance.
"That knuckleball, you don't know what you're going to get," Hunter said, per MLB.com. "It's like a box of chocolates. Either you're going to be good, or you're going to [struggle]."
Twins right fielder Torii Hunter is being rested Saturday against Toronto. He has started every game since May 14.
Eddie Rosario is playing the position instead.