Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter hinted on a radio show that teammate Prince Fielder's hitting slump might be caused by off-field issues.

Talking Tuesday with station Detroit Sports 105.1 Hunter suggested that critics back off.

He said "a lot of people don't know what's going on" in Fielder's life.

A four-time All-Star Fielder was hitting just .245 with one homer and 12 RBIs over his previous 30 games after going 2-for-5 on Tuesday night against the Chicago White Sox.