Torii Hunter RF MIN 3 Months

Hunter signed a one-year, $10.5 million contract with the Twins on Tuesday, Ken Rosenthal of reports.

The 39-year-old Hunter will return to where it all started for what figures to be his farewell tour in major league baseball. Although Hunter's numbers declined last season, his two years in Detroit were a rousing success, as he hit .295/.327/.456 with 70 doubles and 34 homers. His return to Minnesota will likely push Oswaldo Arcia back to left field and relegate Jordan Schafer to a reserve role.

Torii Hunter RF MIN 3 Months

Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski said Friday that he doesn't think the team will re-sign Hunter, reports.

Hunter showed this season that he still has something left in the tank at 39, batting .286 with 17 homers and 83 RBI in 142 games, but Dombrowski said he doesn't think Hunter would be a fit for the team in 2015. Last month, Hunter said that he hadn't made a final decision about playing next season but that he was leaning toward playing another year.

Torii Hunter RF MIN 4 Months

Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski was non-committal with regards to re-signing Hunter this winter, the Detroit Free Press reports.

Now 39, Hunter is planning on playing in 2015 with the hope of making a push for a World Series title. The Tigers have made finding a new center fielder their top priority, while re-signing Victor Martinez is also on Dombrowski's wish list, which may ultimately leave Hunter as an odd-man out with regards to the team's 2015 plans after he hit .286/.319/.446 with 17 homers and 83 RBI in 142 games in 2014.

Torii Hunter RF MIN 5 Months

Hunted indicated after Sunday's Game 3 loss to the Orioles that he does not plan to retire, James Schmehl of reports.

With the Tigers eliminated from the playoffs and Hunter set to become a free agent, there has been speculation that the veteran could call it quits after 18 major league seasons. However, Hunter said he's still chasing a World Series ring and, as of now, has no plans to retire. The 39-year-old said he'd welcome another stint with Detroit, but it remains to be seen whether the club will present him with an offer. Despite his advanced age, Hunter has remained very productive. In 142 games this season, Hunter slashed .286/.319/.446 with 17 home runs, 83 RBI and four stolen bases.

Torii Hunter RF MIN 5 Months

Hunter had a big day Monday, going 2-for-4 with a solo home run.

Hunter's blast off of Casey Fein broke a 6-6 tie in the ninth inning. The 39 year old outfielder has been productive this season, hitting .282 with 16 homers and 78 RBI for the season. Monday's home run was his first since July 31.

Torii Hunter RF MIN 6 Months

Hunter (head) is in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Royals,'s Jason Beck reports.

Hunter exited Monday's game before it was completed due to a collision in the outfield, but it appears he is no worse for the wear Tuesday. Hunter will man right field and bat second Tuesday as he has done regularly the last few weeks.

Torii Hunter RF MIN 6 Months

Hunter went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored in Monday's win over the Royals, but was removed in the final frame after an outfield collision two innings earlier, Matthew Mowery of the Oakland Press reports.

Hunter appeared to have a beat on a Lorenzo Cain fly ball to the gap in right-center field in the seventh, but center fielder Don Kelly apparently thought the same, as he collided with Hunter, knocking the glove off his hand. The ball eventually bounced away from the outfielders and resulted in an inside-the-park home run for Cain, with Hunter remaining on the ground for a few moments after hitting his head on the ground. He passed on-field concussion tests and remained in the game and then passed another exam later on, but it wouldn't be surprising if Hunter was held out of Tuesday's contest as a precaution.

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Hunter (foot) is back in the lineup Friday against the Giants.

The 39-year-old fouled a ball off his right foot Wednesday, but it seems the decision to hold him out Thursday was largely precautionary. Hunter will return to right field and the two-hole in the order to face right-hander Jake Peavy, against whom he's 8-for-19 with a homer and seven RBI in his career.

Torii Hunter RF MIN 6 Months

Updating a previous report, Hunter has been held out of Thursday's lineup due to a right foot issue, Chris Iott of reports.

Hunter fouled a ball off the foot Wednesday night and is apparently still dealing with some soreness. The veteran suspects a day out of the lineup is all he'll need to recover, making it likely he'll be back in action Friday against the Giants.

Torii Hunter RF MIN 6 Months

Hunter is out of the lineup Thursday against the Indians.

Hunter's absence from the lineup is less an indictment of his recent production and more of a desire by manager Brad Ausmus to take a longer look at the newly-recalled Tyler Collins, who hit a three-run homer in his lone plate appearance with the club. Even at age 39, Hunter has done well to remain productive and maintain a hold on right field duties. He's batting .276 with 15 homers and 73 RBI over 119 games.