Torii Hunter RF/DH MIN 6 months ago

Hunter has retired from baseball, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

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.

Torii Hunter RF/DH MIN 7 months ago

Hunter is out of the lineup Sunday against the Royals, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The veteran Hunter will join many of the other regulars on the bench for the final day of the regular season. Max Kepler will receive the start in right field in his place, batting third for the

Twins.

Torii Hunter RF/DH MIN 7 months ago

Hunter smacked his 22nd homer of the year in Thursday's loss to Cleveland.

Competitive Edge Analysis

You'd figure that a 40-year-old would tire down the stretch, but September's been one of Hunter's best months of this season, as he's hitting a terrific .329/.356/.543 with four homers in 18 games. It's too bad that he put together three mediocre-to-awful months in between his big May and September efforts, as that inconsistency has done significant damage to Hunter's season stats.

Torii Hunter RF/DH MIN 7 months ago

Hunter went 2-for-5 with his 20th homer, three RBI and two runs against the Angels on Thursday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

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.

Torii Hunter RF/DH MIN 8 months ago

Hunter went 2-for-4 with his 19th home run in Sunday's win over the White Sox.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hunter has faded in the second half of the season (hitting .192 with a .555 OPS after the All Star game before Sunday), but he's turning things around lately by going 10-for-25 with a home run over his last six games.

Torii Hunter RF/DH MIN 8 months ago

Hunter is out of the lineup Saturday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hunter will get a scheduled day off Saturday, as the Twins go with Aaron Hicks in right, Byron Buxton in center and Eddie Rosario in left.

Torii Hunter RF/DH MIN 8 months ago

Hunter is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the White Sox.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The veteran outfielder has really displayed his age in the second half, hitting .164 with four home runs in 122 at-bats. Eddie Rosario and Shane Robinson will man the corner outfield spots Thursday.

Torii Hunter RF/DH MIN 8 months ago

Hunter is out of Sunday's lineup against the Astros, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hunter continues to receive consistent days off, and he'll get another one Sunday following a 0-for-9 stretch at the plate over the past three games. Eddie Rosario will shift over from left field to start in right, while Shane Robinson instead will enter the lineup in left.

Torii Hunter RF/DH MIN 8 months ago

Hunter is expected to be on the bench for Wednesday's game against the Rays, LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hunter continues to receive ample rest as the season wears on, and that's the case again Wednesday. He'll be protected from Rays ace Chris Archer, but the veteran outfielder should return to the lineup within the next few days.

Torii Hunter RF/DH MIN 10 months ago

Hunter went 2-for-5 Saturday with a two-run blast, his 14th home run of the season.

While his batting average has sunk to .259, Hunter continues to supply solid power numbers and he's on pace for his best home run total since 2007.