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48 Torii Hunter RF
Height/Weight: 6-2/218 | Birthdate: 7/18/1975 | Birthplace: Pine Bluff, AR | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Minnesota | College: No College | MLB Experience: 19 | Salary: $12,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 76/64 | Average Draft Position: 245.90
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Kurt Suzuki, Danny Santana out of Twins lineup on Sunday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki was out of the starting lineup on Sunday. Suzuki was replaced by Chris Herrmann, who gets his ninth start behind the plate. 

Shortstop Danny Santana also misses a start. He's replaced by Eduardo Escobar for the fifth time this season. 

Right fielder Torii Hunter also gets a day away from the field, starting at DH.


Torii Hunter homers in Twins' win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2015) Twins right fielder Torii Hunter hit a solo home run in Saturday's win over the White Sox. 

Hunter went 1 for 4 and went deep in the second inning to put the Twins on the board. It was his seventh home run of the year and first since May 13. He also recorded his 25th RBI of the year. 


Twins RF Torii Hunter returns to No. 2 slot in the order on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/22/2015) With the Twins returning to an American League ballpark, right fielder Torii Hunter will move back to the second spot in the batting order on Friday against the White Sox. With the team playing in Pittsburgh the last two games, Hunter was hitting fith in the order.

Now, with the team in Chicago, Brian Dozier moves back to the lead-off spot, while Danny Santana slides down to ninth.


Torii Hunter gets day at DH for Twins


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2015) Twins right fielder Torii Hunter will get a break from playing the field on Sunday. Hunter is in the starting lineup at designated hitter for the fifth time this season.

Eddie Rosario replaces Hunter in right. He gets his fifth start of the year at that position.


Twins RF Torii Hunter returns to lineup Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2015) The Twins were not about to give red-hot right fielder Torii Hunter more than one day off. He is back in the lineup for the Friday night clash against Tampa Bay after sitting Thursday.

Hunter could be called "Torrid Torii" in May. He is 19-for-47 with five home runs and 14 RBI in what for him has indeed been a merry, merry month.


Twins give Torii Hunter a breather against former club


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2015) Twins right fielder Torii Hunter was given a day off for just the fifth time this season Thursday afternoon against Detroit. With Hunter out, manager Paul Molitor shuffled his lineup, moving catcher Kurt Suzuki to the No. 2 hole and Eddie Rosario to right field and in the seventh spot.

"He’s been out there a lot ... lot of at bats. Just backing him off," Molitor said, per the Pioneer Press. "Made sense today."

Hunter is hitting .281/.331/.488 with six homers and 21 RBI in 31 games played.

Detroit is favored (-155) at home against Minnesota, per VegasInsider.com.


Twins' Torii Hunter slugs sixth home run Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2015) Twins right fielder Torii Hunter went 1 for 3 with two walks and a solo home run in his team's 6-2 win over the Tigers on Wednesday.

Hunter put his team up immediately, hitting a solo home run in the top of the first inning, and the Twins wouldn't look back, tacking on five runs in the third and coasting to the win. The outfielder homered in back-to-back games last week but was 0 for 6 in his previous two games. Hunter has hit .281/.331/.488 with six home run and 21 RBI in 121 at-bats.


Twins DH Kennys Vargas returns to the starting lineup on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/12/2015) Twins slugger Kennys Vargas is in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Tigers. Vargas was given the day off on Sunday, though he is starting to emerge from his season-long slump at the plate.

Vargas, who will be the designated hitter and bat sixth in the order, owns a batting line of .414/.452/.621 in eight games this month. The hot streak has brought his season batting average to .247, to go along with his three home runs and 10 RBI. 

Torii Hunter, who was the DH on Sunday, is back in right field on Tuesday, while youngster Eddie Rosario gets the day off. 


Kennys Vargas out of Twins lineup on Sunday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Twins designated hitter Kennys Vargas wasn't in the team's starting lineup for Sunday's game at Cleveland.

Torii Hunter moved from right field to replace Vargas at DH. It's his fourth start of the year there. Eddie Rosario replaces Hunter in right, batting seventh in the order. It's his third start in right this season.

The Twins are +145 money-line underdogs on the road. 


Twins RF Torii Hunter continues to mash against Indians


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2015) Someone needs to remind Twins right fielder Torii Hunter that he's 39 years old. Guys that close to 40 are not supposed to hit like he has this weekend in Cleveland.

Hunter demolished the struggling Indians again Saturday with a solo homer in the first, two singles and three runs scored. He is 7-for-9 in the series with two blasts, two doubles, five runs and five RBI.

"I think he gets better with age," Indians pitcher Bruce Chen said. "Last couple games, he's been hitting the ball really well. He pulls the ball, he goes to the opposite field. He's very tough. He also has some power. Right now he's on fire and he's hitting the ball well and he's a very tough out."

His tear did not begin upon his arrival in Cleveland. He is 19-for-43 with four home runs in his last 10 games and has catapulted his slash line to .295/.333/.491. Not bad considering he was batting .203 on April 28.


RF Torii Hunter goes 4 for 4 with homer, four RBI in Twins' win


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/9/2015) Right fielder Torii Hunter went 4 for 4 with a solo home and four RBI Friday in the Twins' victory over the Indians. 

The four hits and four RBI were season highs for Hunter, who now has four homers on the year.

"It was a really nice night for him,'' Twins manager Paul Molitor said. ''The big hit of the night was when we separated ourselves when he cleared the bases.''


Twins 1B Joe Mauer gets first day off of 2015 on Thursday vs. A's


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/7/2015) Twins first baseman Joe Mauer received his first day off this year, as he was held out of Thursday's starting lineup against the A's. Mauer, whose last day off came on September 24, is sporting a .287 batting average this season but has yet to record his first home run of 2015.

Kennys Vargas took over at first base on Thursday, while Torii Hunter was the team's designated hitter on Thursday.

Twins manager Paul Molitor said he'd been looking for a chance to give Mauer a rest, according to the Star Tribune.


Twins prospect Eddie Rosario to make first start Wednesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2015) Twins outfield prospect Eddie Rosario will make his first major league start Wednesday against the Athletics, the team announced. 

Rosario will play in right field and bat eighth, with Torii Hunter shifting to designated hitter. Rosario hit .242 with three home runs and 12 RBI in Triple-A this season. 


Twins' Torii Hunter smacks three-run homer Monday vs. A's


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2015) Twins right fielder Torii Hunter went 1 for 5 with a three-run home run in his team's 8-7 win over the A's Monday.

Hunter was able to give his team the lead for the first time in the game with his sixth-inning blast, which put the Twins ahead 8-5, and they would need every one of the insurance runs after facing challenges in the eighth and ninth innings.

Hunter has hit .253/.289/.407 with three home runs and 13 RBI in 91 at-bats.


Twins outfielder Torii Hunter cracks second home run of the year


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2015) Twins outfielder Torii Hunter went 3 for 4 at the plate in Minnesota's 5-3 win over the White Sox Saturday. Hunter did his damage in the third inning when he ripped a 2-2 pitch from Hector Noesi over the left field wall for a two-run shot, his second of the season.

"He hung me a slider I could capitalize on," Hunter said to MLB.com. "Kirby Puckett always told me, 'That's a gift from God. Don't miss your blessing.'"

Hunter also boosted his average to .250 with nine RBI in 80 at-bats.


Twins' Arcia returns to lineup, Hunter to DH Saturday vs. White Sox


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/2/2015) Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia returned to the lineup for Saturday's game against the White Sox. Arcia, who had been held out of the lineup each of the last two games, was batting seventh and playing right field. 

Torii Hunter was moved to designated hitter on Saturday as Kennys Vargas was given the day off. Arcia is currenlty riding a four-game hit streak, entering play on Saturday. 


Twins' Torii Hunter receives a day of rest vs. former club


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2015) Twins right fielder Torii Hunter received another day of rest on Wednesday against the Tigers. With Hunter on the bench, Minnesota moved Oswaldo Arcia to right field, with Eduardo Escobar playing left.

Hunter is hitting .203 (14 for 69) with one homers and seven RBI in 18 games.


Kurt Suzuki, Torii Hunter, Kennys Vargas out of Twins lineup on Sunday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Catcher Kurt Suzuki, DH Kennys Vargas and right fielder Torii Hunter were not included in the Twins' Sunday lineup. 

Suzuki was replaced by Chris Herrmann, who started his fourth game at catcher, batting eighth.

Oswaldo Arcia moved over from left to replace Hunter. Eduardo Escobar picked up his fourth start of the year in left, batting sixth.  

Eduardo Nunez played Dh for the first time this year, batting fifth. 


Twins' Torii Hunter slugs first home run Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2015) Twins right fielder Torii Hunter slugged his first home run in his team's 7-2 win over the Indians, finishing the day 1 for 5 with three RBI.

Hunter extended a 4-1 lead by homering with two men on base in the sixth inning. It was just the third extra-base hit of the season for Hunter, who has hit .225/.256/.350 with six RBI in 40 at-bats.


Twins' Hunter sits out Friday as Kluber takes hill for Indians


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2015) Twins outfielder Torii Hunter was held out of the starting lineup Friday against the Indians for the second time in 10 games this season. Oswaldo Arcia started in right field for Minnesota.

Hunter does not have a good history against Corey Kluber, who is starting Friday for Cleveland. Hunter is batting .167 (3 for 18) with one double, one RBI and seven strikeouts in his career against the 2014 AL Cy Young winner.

The 39-year-old Hunter is batting .226 with one double and two RBI through nine games.


Twins move Torii Hunter into No. 2 spot, drop Brian Dozier to cleanup


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2015) Twins manager Paul Molitor decide to swap Brian Dozier and Torii Hunter in Wednesday's lineup against the Royals. He moved Hunter into the second spot in the lineup and dropped Dozier into the cleanup spot.

Hunter is batting .130 (3 for 23) with no extra-base hits and two RBI in seven games, while Dozier is batting .241 (7 for 29) with one home run, three doubles and two RBI in seven games.


Twins' Torii Hunter fined for comments about umpire


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2015) Twins outfielder Torii Hunter received a fine for his complaints about umpire Joe West.

Hunter was called out on a check swing to end the game on opening day. After the game, he said, "I think he had dinner reservations or a concert to play in. ... That was terrible. ... Joe West needs to do his job and he didn't do it well."

The amount of the fine wasn't released, but GM Terry Ryan said it was "a modest sum", per the Pioneer Press.


Twins give slumping Torii Hunter the day off vs. White Sox


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2015) Twins right fielder Torii Hunter was given the day off Saturday against White Sox starter Jeff Samardzija. Shane Robinson took his place in the lineup and is batting eighth in the lineup.

Hunter is off to a 2-for-16 start this season, and manager Paul Molitor acknowledged that he'll look to keep him fresh throughout the season, per the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Outside of an injury-riddled 2009 campaign, Hunter has played at least 140 games every year since the start of 2006.

"I don't really have a set number in mind," Molitor said. "Hopefully his health is good throughout the year and we can keep him fresh by giving him a blow here and there. Whether it's 125, 135, 140 (games), I can't really tell you a number right now. We're just going to see how he goes and how we go and how he's feeling."


Twins RF Torii Hunter out of lineup Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2015) Twins right fielder Torii Hunter is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's matchup with the White Sox.

Hunter was just 1 for 5 with a stolen base in Friday's 6-0 win over the White Sox and left seven men on base. He has just two singles in 16 at-bats this season.


Twins outfielder Torii Hunter looking for adjustments on offense


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) The Twins have started the year in a rut offensively. In their first two games, Minnesota is yet to have a baserunner reach third base. Both manager Paul Molitor and outfielder Torii Hunter are searching for answers, reports MLB.com.

"We like our players, offensively," Molitor said. "We have a chance to be a productive offense. We believe in these guys. But you come out the first two days and you put up 18 zeroes, I'm sure that's frustrating. It's like an individual or a team, it's always magnified when you start. So I just want them to have fun and relax, and hopefully things will start to flow, but it's been rough the first couple games."

Hunter is trying to keep things positive as well.

"We've got a 160 to go," Hunter said. "That's positive. It's not time to panic. We need to make some adjustments. We need to do that as a team and we're going to do that starting tomorrow. All we can do tomorrow is come back, turn the page and have amnesia."