Torii Hunter RF/DH MIN 5 days ago

Hunet went 1-for-4 Saturday with a solo shot, his seventh home run of the season.

He's been rock-steady in his return to Minnesota, and Hunter's now slashing .280/.325/.473 on the season with 25 RBI and 23 runs scored.

Torii Hunter RF/DH MIN 2 weeks ago

Hunter is not in the lineup Thursday against the Tigers, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

It looks like a scheduled day off for Hunter, who will give way to Eddie Rosario in right field. Rosario is joined by Eduardo Escobar in left and Aaron Ricks in center field. Catcher Kurt Suzuki will slide up and bat second in Hunter's usual slot.

Torii Hunter RF/DH MIN 2 weeks ago

Hunter whacked his sixth home run, drew two walks and scored two runs in Wednesday's win over Detroit.

The first-inning homer got the Twins started on a fairly leisurely win and continued what's been a fabulous stretch of hitting by Hunter. In 12 games during the month of May, Hunter has hit five of his six homers while going 19-for-48 (.396) with 14 RBI and 14 runs. Those are elite fantasy numbers. Of course, at his age, Hunter can't be expected to keep up this sort of onslaught, but it looks like he's headed for a very productive season.

Torii Hunter RF/DH MIN 3 weeks ago

Hunter went 3-for-5 Saturday with three runs scored and a solo home run, his fifth blast of the season.

His quiet April is ancient history, as Hunter has exploded for a .462/.500/.821 line with six multi-hit games, four home runs, 12 RBI and 11 runs in nine May contests.

Torii Hunter RF/DH MIN 3 weeks ago

Hunter was 4-for-4 with a home run and four RBI as Minnesota defeated the Indians on Friday night.

A huge fan favorite in Minnesota, Hunter finished April hitting a disappointing .205, but he (and the Twins) have turned it on in May. Hunter is now hitting .280 and has four long ones to go with 18 RBI as the Twins have won eight of their last nine games. Jump on board - Hunter and his mates are feeling good right now.

Torii Hunter RF/DH MIN 3 weeks ago

Hunter hit a three-run home run Tuesday against the A's and has now driven in six runs in his past three games.

Hunter has started to gain some momentum in May, bringing his averaged up to .253 after finishing April with it at .205. He now has a hit in five straight games.

Torii Hunter RF/DH MIN 4 weeks ago

Hunter got the start at DH on Saturday, going 3-for-4 with two runs scored, two RBI and his second home run of the season.

His .250/.291/.388 slash line so far isn't setting the world on fire, but until the Twins start calling up prospects like Byron Buxton, or give Aaron Hicks another chance, Hunter's spot in the lineup should be fairly secure.

Torii Hunter RF/DH MIN 1 month ago

Hunter is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Tigers, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Hunter will get the day off with the Twins playing an early game and utilizing a lefty-heavy lineup against Tigers starter Shane Greene. Oswaldo Arcia will get the start in right field in Hunter's place.

Torii Hunter RF/DH MIN 1 month ago

Hunter is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mariners, LaVelle E. Neal of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Manager Paul Molitor will use Sunday's getaway day as an opportunity to give some of his older regulars in Hunter and Kurt Suzuki a rest. Hunter appeared in the last seven games for the Twins, going 7-for-29 with a homer and five RBI. He'll be replaced in right field Sunday by Oswaldo Arcia.

Torii Hunter RF/DH MIN 1 month ago

Hunter is out of the lineup Friday against the Indians, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Hunter will get a day off Friday in favor of Eduardo Escobar in left field, with Oswaldo Arcia sliding over to play right. Escobar will also bat in Hunter's second spot in the order. There's no indication of injury, so it's likely just a maintenance day and he should return to the lineup Saturday.