Twins outfielder Torii Hunter has received a two-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for his actions June 10 in the MIN-KC game.
The Score "Torii Hunter's postgame comments regarding home plate umpire Joe West after Monday's Opening Day loss to the Detroit Tigers are likely to come at a cost. The Minnesota Twins veteran lambasted West after he was rung up on a checked swing for the final out of the ninth inning. Major League..." April 08
Hardball Talk "Twins outfielder Torii Hunter considered retiring after the Tigers — then his team — were knocked out of the ALDS by the Orioles. He ended up signing with the Twins, the team that took him in the first round of the 1993 draft, on a one-year, $10.5 million deal. Hunter, 39, told MLB Network..." March 16
The Minnesota #Twins win the Torii Hunter sweepstakes. He returns home on a 1-year contract in perhaps the final chapter of fabulous career.
Torii Hunter would like to have a new team in place by the start of the winter meetings. Twins have a shot, but several teams interested.
SB Nation "After two years roaming right field with the Tigers, Torii Hunter won't return to Detroit in 2015. General manager Dave Dombrowski told reporters on Friday the team didn't have room in the budget for Hunter, who is a free agent. The Detroit Tigers formally announced the return of designated..." November 16
I'm told #MNTwins do have some interest in Torii Hunter reunion, but he would have to take a MAJOR pay cut for it to happen.
ESPN 1500 Twin Cities "Tuesday isn't just Election Day. It's also the first official day of free agency in Major League Baseball and one player the Twins have already expressed interest in is outfielder Torii Hunter, per a source. Teams were allowed to reach out to agents last week, but contractual terms can't be..." November 04
Deadspin "Last we checked in with Torii Hunter's thoughts about gay players in the locker room, he was saying just the sort of thing that makes gay ballplayers reticent about coming out of the closet: For me, as a Christian…I will be uncomfortable because in all my teachings and all my learning,..." October 30
Michigan Live "Torii Hunter is spending a lot of his time right now watching his sons play college football, so he hasn't made a final decision regarding the 2015 season. But he is leaning toward another year of baseball. And if he does play, he would prefer that the 2015 season be spent with the Detroit..." October 22
Detroit News "Torii Hunter's not 29 any more, no matter how many times he cracks his smile, laughs his laugh and corrects you about his age. Thirty-nine, man? Who's 39? Not me. I'm 29. There a 39-year-old around here? Hey, Joe, how old are you? Somebody's looking for a 39-year-old around here. Not me. I'm..." October 10
Detroit News "Both benches emptied, but little more than angry words came of it between the Tigers and Orioles in the top of the eighth inning Monday night at Camden Yards. Torii Hunter took exception to a pitch from starter Bud Norris that hit him following a two-run home run by Ian Kinsler that gave the..." May 13
Hardball Talk "I made it into the Tigers’ clubhouse right as it opened this morning. It’s like most of the other spring training clubhouses. A bit more cramped than some because Joker Marchant is a bit older, but it’s the same scene you always see. At least physically. In terms of vibe it felt much looser than..." February 28
MLB.com "All year long, they went deep and they found the gaps, and baseball's best batsmen of 2013 connected one more time on Wednesday night, collecting The Silver Slugger Awards for their offensive performances this season. With the Yankees' Robinson Cano picking up a fourth consecutive silver bat..." November 07
Michigan Live "Torii Hunter said a bruised head won't keep him out of Tuesday's Game 3 of the American League Championship Series. The Detroit Tigers right fielder had a tender noggin and mild headache to show for his head-over-heels effort to keep David Ortiz's game-tying grand slam in the ballpark in..." October 15
MLB.com "When Torii Hunter signed with the Tigers in mid-November there was some thought in the 38-year-old outfielder's mind that this would be it. He'd play out the two years in his contract which pays him $26 million and then call it a career after 18 seasons. Not anymore. Asked Friday prior to..." October 12
Torii Hunter jammed his left shoulder in the first inning went in for X-rayswhich were negative definitely plans to play Game 4. #Tigers
Detroit News "Nothing in big-league baseball is new for Torii Hunter. Not after 17 years. And among the been-there done-that events are slumps. Hunter has a pretty good one going: 6-for-37 since Aug. 30 which has sent his batting average spinning from .308 to .298. He was 0-for-4 during Sunday’s 5-2 loss..." September 09
Detroit News "Ah yes the ol’ scoring-from-second-on-a-strikeout play. It hadn’t been part of the Tigers’ offensive repertoire this yeaer but became part of it Wednesday night in a 7-1 victory over the Twins at Comerica Park — a game the Tigers broke open with four runs in the seventh and three more in the..." August 22
ESPN "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..." August 14
Torii Hunter left the game today with a sore left Achilles. He is day-to-day.
Detroit News "Torii Hunter’s go-to lines — like, ahem, his age — are getting old. “He says he’s 27,” said Mike Trout, “but he’s really 38.” Bingo. “I’m 37, I mean I’m 27,” Hunter just got done saying. “I’ll be 28 Thursday.” Of course, Hunter actually will be turning 38 on Thursday — another reminder..." July 16
Detroit News "Torii Hunter is closing in. Ten days from today he turns 38, and Hunter followers are free to wonder when age might begin to mar his renowned two-way game. The Tigers right fielder had two more hits Sunday, including a dynamic three-run home run in the eighth that had helped bring the Tigers..." July 08
No Torii Hunter in #Tigers lineup. That'll give him 3 days for swelling to go down in left elbow.
Detroit News "Torii Hunter doesn't wear an elbow guard. "But," he said Wednesday night, "I'm thinking about it." No, Hunter's humor doesn't take a holiday — not even after being drilled in the left elbow late in Wednesday night's 5-3 loss to the Pirates. Pirates reliever Bryan Morris, just on for A.J...." May 30
Michigan Live "Jim Leyland has said all along that he won't use Torii Hunter in center field. A stint on the disabled list for Austin Jackson has not changed that a bit. Leyland confirmed Monday afternoon that he will not use Hunter in center in place of Jackson, who went on the disabled list earlier in the..." May 13
Detroit News "Torii Hunter has done it twice — at least — in a friendly way. The second time was in the finale against the Angels in Anaheim, Calif. While speaking with the media about what's expected, he made it clear the Tigers don't want to put anything off until later that they could possibly do..." April 23
Detroit News "This is it for the Torii Hunter reunion tour. Consider it complete. Hunter has played for only two teams other than the Tigers and with his return to Angels Stadium on Friday night, he's played against both already this season. Minnesota still loves him — and he still loves Los Angeles, at..." April 20
Detroit Free Press "Remember when everyone wanted to know who would bat leadoff for the Detroit Tigers? Alex Avila does. "Before Austin (Jackson) got here, that was a big deal," he said. When Jackson arrived and settled that question, attention turned to the No. 2 spot in the lineup, as in, who would bat..." April 15
Detroit News "Torii Hunter entered the season 14 hits shy of 2,000 for his major league career. And in Game No. 7 as a Tiger, he's already there. With a sixth-inning single Tuesday afternoon at Comerica Park -- his third hit of the day -- Hunter reached the milestone. He became the 14th active..." April 09
Detroit Free Press "Torii Hunter should get his 2,000th career hit this week if he continues to make contact the way he has over the first six games of the season. Hunter, 37, is three hits shy of becoming the 14th active player with 2,000 hits. He went 2-for-4 in Sunday's 7-0 loss to the Yankees at Comerica..." April 09
Detroit Free Press "Some Opening Day perspectives on the Tigers' lineup for today: Austin Jackson, centerfielder. It's his fourth Opening Day in the majors -- and his fourth as the leadoff hitter and centerfielder. In both roles he succeeded Curtis Granderson. Torii Hunter, rightfielder. He makes his Tigers..." April 01
Detroit Free Press "What happened: Justin Verlander blanked Toronto on one hit over four innings. Catcher Bryan Holaday had a two-run double, and Torii Hunter hit his first Tigers homer. Boesch is back: In his first big-league game of the spring, lefty-swinging Brennan Boesch fanned in his one at-bat, against..." March 07
Detroit News "The Tigers believe Torii Hunter will be the perfect No. 2 hitter for them. They say that because they believe it. Hunter was targeted for the second spot the moment he signed as a free agent. Know what? The Tigers might be right. Hunter is coming off a tremendous season for the Angels, in..." February 19
Detroit Free Press "Free Press special writer Jon Machota breaks down five players to watch in Lakeland: Victor Martinez A torn anterior cruciate ligament in Martinez's left knee forced the switch-hitter to miss last season. The 34-year-old DH is expected to bat fifth and protect Prince Fielder. The Tigers were..." February 10
Bless You Boys "We're just six days away and have seven players left in our countdown, so we'll need to fix that... later. Today's post is going to center around Torii Hunter, the solid all-around right fielder that the Tigers signed this offseason. We'll let one of the beat writers handle the fluff pieces about..." February 06
Los Angeles Times "Torii Hunter plops down in a leather chair in a room of his 19,900-square-foot, Mediterranean-style estate that is part sports bar, part shrine. Three flat-screen TVs are tuned in to ESPN and MLB Network. A trophy case is filled with Gold Glove awards and an array of memorabilia. There's a pool..." February 03
Detroit News "Tigers right fielder Torii Hunter on Monday said comments attributed to him in a Los Angeles Times story about gay pro athletes were "misrepresented." The story was written by Kevin Baxter. The quotes attributed to Hunter are presented as a response to how Hunter would feel about having a..." January 01
Detroit News "Count Torii Hunter among those stunned by the Angels signing Josh Hamilton to a reported five-year, $125 million contract. Hunter, the new Tigers outfielder who spent the past five seasons in Anaheim, lashed out Thursday afternoon on Twitter, calling out his old team for apparently telling him..." December 14
Detroit News "Jim Leyland couldn't attend Torii Hunter's introductory news conference at Comerica Park last month. He got his chance to chime in Monday. And Leyland made this perfectly clear: Hunter wasn't brought in to be some de facto coach, helping the younger players — even if that's something that..." December 04
Detroit Free Press "igers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski addressed the top off-season need of a corner outfielder with the signing of Torii Hunter. Hunter, who finalized a two-year, $26-million contract Friday, will be the starting rightfielder next season. He will likely bat second behind leadoff..." November 19
Detroit Free Press "Every time Kirby Puckett stepped onto the Metrodome field, the sun broke out. He played his home games in that drab indoor stadium in Minneapolis. He lit it up with his solar smile, and he warmed it with the intensity of his play. The first sentence of Puckett's Hall of Fame plaque..." November 18
Detroit News "It didn't take long for Tigers owner Mike Ilitch to know he'd found the right match for his team in free agency. "Abouttwo and a half steps," Ilitch laughed Friday, sitting next to his newest outfielder, Torii Hunter, at an introductory news conference at Comerica Park. "He came flying in the..." November 18
Detroit News "First and foremost, Torii Hunter is here because he believes the Tigers are his best bet to finally win that World Series ring. But outside of baseball, there are advantages to being back in the Midwest, after spending the past five years playing for the Los Angeles Angels. "It's a better..." November 18
Bless You Boys "According to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Torii Hunter sweepstakes has a winner. The Detroit Tigers. Rosenthal reports via Twitter Hunter has agreed to sign with the Tigers, pending a physical. No terms are officially known, though sources of ESPN's Jerry Rosenthal claim Hunter will sign a..." November 14
Hardball Talk "It's not 100% done yet — it's pending a physical — but Ken Rosenthal reports that the Tigers have signed Torii Hunter to a two-year deal. The deal is for $26 million. Hunter and the Tigers are a perfect fit. He can slide right in to right field — or left and can probably still fill in center..." November 14
Hardball Talk "Kind of a bummer free agent year. Unlike years past, there is not one guy who is going to motivate anyone to check with the FAA to see if and when a plane with him on it is en route to the city of a team wooing him. Those reports are almost always wrong, of course, but they're a hell of a lot of..." November 13
New York Daily News "Torii Hunter may be headed to a new American League contender, but it doesn't look like it will be the Yankees. Hunter is seeking a two-year deal after a solid 2012 season, but a source said the Yankees don't appear to be inclined to offer more than one. Hunter told MLB Network Monday that he..." November 13
New York Post "It has become increasingly clear the Yankees are far from the only team that covets Torii Hunter and Russell Martin, and unlike in years past, when an almost limitless budget got them what they wanted, the Yankees are facing more uncertainty this offseason. Hunter, the free-agent outfielder who..." November 13