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Drafted:Drafted by Minnesota in 1993 (1st round).
Acquired:Acquired as a free agent in 2012.
|Assets:||A supreme athlete, he boasts above-average power, speed and fantastic defensive instincts. Also has a good arm and range. Can steal bases and hit for average, too.|
|Flaws:||Is a bit too pull-conscious and would benefit from going up the middle or to right field more often. Has become a little bit injury-prone over time.|
|Career Potential:||Veteran outfielder on the decline.|
|AL||Silver Slugger||2013, 2009|
|AL||Rawlings Gold Glove Award||2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001|
|MLB||Players Choice Awards||2007|
|Named to the All-Star Game||2010, 2009 (injured), 2007, 2002|
|4/12/2014||Missed 2 games (bruised left knee).|
|4/09/2014||Bruised left knee, day-to-day.|
|7/27/2013||Missed 1 game (left achilles).|
|7/26/2013||Left Achilles, day-to-day.|
|6/02/2013||Missed 3 games (elbow injury).|
|5/30/2013||Elbow injury, day-to-day.|
|11/14/2012||Signed as a free agent by the Detroit Tigers to a two-year contract.|
|10/29/2012||Filed for free agency.|
|10/03/2012||Missed 1 game (head injury).|
|10/02/2012||Head injury, day-to-day.|
|7/15/2012||Missed 1 game (groin).|
|5/29/2012||Missed 15 games (restricted list).|
|5/14/2012||Placed on the restricted list by the Los Angeles Angels.|
|7/03/2011||Missed 1 game (left hand injury).|
|7/02/2011||Left hand injury, day-to-day.|
|6/27/2011||Missed 3 games (rib injury).|
|6/24/2011||Rib injury, day-to-day.|
|8/07/2010||Suspended by MLB for four games.|
|5/31/2010||Missed 1 game (left wrist injury).|
|5/30/2010||Left wrist injury, day-to-day.|
|5/10/2010||Missed 1 game (bruised right knee).|
|5/09/2010||Bruised right knee, day-to-day.|
|4/19/2010||Missed 1 game (leg injury).|
|4/18/2010||Leg injury, day-to-day.|
|8/16/2009||Missed 32 games (oblique injury).|
|7/10/2009||Oblique injury, early September.|
|6/29/2009||Missed 1 game (fatigue).|
|6/17/2009||Missed 1 game (rib injury).|
|6/16/2009||Rib injury, day-to-day.|
|6/09/2009||Missed 1 game (groin).|
|9/10/2008||Suspended by MLB for 2 games.|
|8/04/2008||Missed 2 games (personal reasons).|
|8/02/2008||Personal reasons, day-to-day.|
|7/25/2008||Missed 2 games (bereavement list).|
|7/22/2008||Personal reasons, bereavement list.|
|4/14/2008||Missed 1 game (toe injury).|
|4/13/2008||Toe injury, day-to-day.|
|11/22/2007||Signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to a five-year contract.|
|10/30/2007||Filed for free agency.|
|4/20/2007||Missed 2 games (left shoulder injury).|
|4/18/2007||Left shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|10/10/2006||Minnesota Twins exercised their club option for the 2007 season.|
|7/31/2006||Missed 14 games (foot injury).|
|7/16/2006||Foot injury, 15-day DL.|
|10/02/2005||Missed 60 games to the end of the season (left ankle injury).|
|7/30/2005||Left ankle injury, 15-day DL.|
|5/17/2005||Missed 2 games (wrist injury).|
|5/14/2005||Wrist injury, day-to-day.|
|5/09/2005||Missed 1 game (groin).|
|9/20/2004||Missed 2 games (knee injury).|
|9/18/2004||Knee injury, day-to-day.|
|8/21/2004||Missed 1 game (neck injury).|
|8/20/2004||Neck injury, day-to-day.|
|4/25/2004||Missed 14 games (strained right hamstring).|
|4/09/2004||Strained right hamstring, 15-day DL.|
|4/08/2004||Leg injury, day-to-day.|
|7/12/2003||Missed 1 game (personal reasons).|
|7/11/2003||Personal reasons, day-to-day.|
|4/08/2003||Missed 1 game (chest injury).|
|4/06/2003||Chest injury, day-to-day.|
|1/17/2003||Agreed to terms on a four-year contract.|
|8/02/2002||Missed 3 games (hip flexor).|
|8/01/2002||Hip flexor, day-to-day.|
|2/19/2002||Re-signed by the Minnesota Twins to a one-year contract.|
|4/21/2001||Missed 13 games (groin).|
|4/06/2001||Groin, 15-day DL.|
|11/14/2012||Signed as a free agent by the Detroit Tigers.|
|11/22/2007||Signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.|
|6/03/1993||Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (20th overall) in 1993.|
Hunter scores Tigers' only run in loss Sunday | 04/13/2014 8:10 PM
NewsTorii Hunter had a double and a run scored in the Tigers' loss to the Padres on Sunday.
ImpactHunter doubled and scored the team's only run against Tyson Ross and the Padres bullpen. The outfielder is hitting .267 with a .967 OPS through 10 games. There's still some life in his 38-year-old bat.
Torii Hunter (knee) in Tigers lineup Saturday | 04/12/2014 5:30 PM
NewsTorii Hunter (knee) is back in the Tigers' starting lineup on Saturday against the Padres.
Tom Gage on Twitter
ImpactHunter sat out a couple games after bruising his left knee while trying to make a sliding catch in foul territory on Tuesday night. He is batting third and starting in right field against the Padres' Ian Kennedy.
Torii Hunter not in Tigers lineup on Friday | 04/11/2014 7:04 PM
NewsTorii Hunter (knee) remains out of the Tigers starting lineup on Friday.
Tom Gage on Twitter
ImpactDon Kelly will draw the start in right field in his absence. Hunter is available to pinch-hit in the ballgame and should be in Saturday's lineup.
Hunter (knee) held out of Tigers lineup Wed. | 04/09/2014 7:36 PM
NewsTorii Hunter (knee) is not in the Tigers' lineup against the Dodgers on Wednesday.
Jason Beck on Twitter
ImpactHunter left Tuesday's game with a left knee contusion, and the Tigers are playing it safe with the 38-year-old. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said he may be available as a pinch hitter, which bodes well for his availability in the coming days.
Torii Hunter exits game after slide into wall | 04/08/2014 11:48 PM
NewsTorii Hunter is considered day-to-day after leaving Tuesday's game against the Dodgers with a left knee contusion.
Jason Beck on Twitter
ImpactHunter slid into the right field wall awkwardly and remained down for a bit. He eventually jogged back to his position but was eventually removed from the game. However, it sounds like he'll be fine. With a day off Thursday, it would be a surprise if the Tigers gave him a breather Wednesday.
Hunter hits third home run of season in loss | 04/06/2014 4:02 PM
NewsTorii Hunter hit his third home run of the season in the Tigers' loss to the Orioles on Sunday.
ImpactIt was Hunter's only hit of the game, and it provided the Tigers' only run of the game. The veteran outfielder is off to a scorching start this year, batting .300 with a 1.164 OPS and seven RBI in five games played.
Torii Hunter hits fifth against Phillies | 03/26/2014 4:27 PM
NewsTorii Hunter hit fifth Wednesday and went 2-for-3 with a double against the Phillies.
ImpactUnfortunately, he was caught stealing after both hits (the first was a pickoff). For some reason, Hunter has tried six steals (well, five plus the pickoff) this spring, through just two were successful. He hadn't tried more than two steals in any spring in at least nine years. Hunter hitting fifth today was a surprise; he's been batting second all spring. It sounds like Brad Ausmus will keep experimenting with the non-Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez spots in the lineup into April.
Torii Hunter goes 4-for-4 in Tigers' win | 03/14/2014 5:13 PM
NewsTorii Hunter went 4-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a steal in the Tigers' 12-6 defeat of the Nationals on Friday.
ImpactHunter figured to be dropped to the middle of the Tigers order after the Prince Fielder-for-Ian Kinsler trade, but he's back batting second this spring, with Austin Jackson instead hitting fifth and sixth. It's good news for his fantasy value, at least for the short term.
Hunter to play in ALCS Game 3 despite aches | 10/14/2013 3:37 PM
NewsTorii Hunter reiterated Monday that he will play in Game 3 of the ALCS on Tuesday in Detroit.
Tom Gage on Twitter
ImpactHunter had the wind knocked out of him Sunday when he flipped over the right-field fence at Fenway Park while trying to track down David Ortiz's game-tying grand slam. He acknowledged to reporters Monday that he has "aches all over" but also insisted that he won't miss a game. The best-of-seven Championship Series is tied 1-1.
Torii Hunter fine, expects to play in Game 3 | 10/14/2013 9:34 AM
NewsTorri Hunter had the wind knocked out of him, and had blood on the back of his head after crashing into and over the wall trying to catch David Ortiz's grand slam Sunday, but insists he's fine and will play in Game 3 of the ALCS on Tuesday.
ImpactHunter went back on the ball, then flipped over the fence as his lower back hit the top of the wall. He remained in the game to take his final at-bat in the ninth inning. Despite the bumps and bruises, expect the veteran outfielder to suit up on Tuesday.
Torii Hunter expects to play beyond 2015 | 10/11/2013 8:19 PM
NewsTorii Hunter expects to play beyond 2015.
ImpactWhen Hunter signed a two-year, $26 million contract with the Tigers last offseason, there was some thought in his mind that it could carry him into retirement, but the 38-year-old is now confident that it will not be his final contract in the majors. "No, it won't be. It won't be," said Hunter. "I want to play past that contract." Hunter continued to defy father time this year by hitting .304/.334/.465 with 17 home runs and 84 RBI in 144 games.
X-rays negative on Torii Hunter's shoulder | 10/07/2013 5:45 PM
NewsX-rays came back negative on Torii Hunter's left shoulder.
Bob Nightengale on Twitter
ImpactHunter jammed his shoulder on the first play of the game on Monday, but it's not a major concern. He expects to be in the lineup for Game 4 of the ALDS.
Torii Hunter not in lineup Friday | 09/27/2013 5:13 PM
NewsTorii Hunter is out of the Tigers' lineup Friday against the Marlins.
MLB Lineups on Twitter
ImpactThe Tigers are merely preparing for the postseason at this point, so Hunter will take a breather. Andy Dirks will play right field Friday while Jhonny Peralta starts in left.
Torii Hunter goes 3-for-6 against Twins | 09/24/2013 12:14 AM
NewsTorii Hunter went 3-for-6 with a couple of doubles Monday against the Twins to push his average back up to .300.
ImpactIt was a nice game offensively. Defensively, he airmailed a throw home in the 11th, giving the Twins the victory on what looked like a good chance to get the baserunner. Hunter is 10-for-22 with a homer and six RBI in his last five games.
Torii Hunter has 4 hits in rout of White Sox | 09/20/2013 11:14 PM
NewsTorii Hunter went 4-for-5 with a double and three RBI on Friday, leading the Tigers in a 12-5 rout of the White Sox.
ImpactHunter also walked and scored a pair of runs in the ballgame. The 38-year-old outfielder continues to shine, slashing .299/.332/.461 with 17 homers, 88 runs scored, 81 RBI and three stolen bases through 138 games in his first season in Motown.
Hunter not in Wednesday's lineup | 09/18/2013 3:40 PM
NewsTorii Hunter is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Mariners.
Jason Beck on Twitter
ImpactIt sounds like he's just getting the day off. Kelly will make the start in right field. Meanwhile, Matt Tuiasosopo will start in place of Andy Dirks in left.
Hunter blasts walk-off home run vs. A's | 08/29/2013 4:47 PM
NewsTorii Hunter led the Tigers to a dramatic 7-6 win over the Athletics on Thursday with a walk-off three-run homer off Grant Balfour in the bottom of the ninth inning.
ImpactThe Tigers were trailing 6-1 at one point, but they scored two in the sixth inning and four in the ninth to win it and avoid a four-game sweep. Hunter has homered in back-to-back games and is batting .308/.343/.480 with 16 home runs and 70 RBI this season. He has been a perfect addition for AL Central-leading Detroit.
Hunter homers among three hits against A's | 08/28/2013 11:26 PM
NewsTorii Hunter went 3-for-5 with a home run against the A's on Wednesday.
ImpactHunter missed hitting for the cycle by a triple, but he still collected his 31st double and 15th home run of the season. The RBI was the outfielder's 67th of the year, and he's now batting .308/.343/.474 as a largely overlooked part of the Tigers' potent offense.
Hunter doubles, drives in two in Tigers' win | 08/21/2013 11:53 PM
NewsTorii Hunter went 2-for-5 with two RBI as the Tigers beat the Twins 7-1 on Wednesday.
ImpactThe game was a lot closer than the score would imply, as Hunter's two-run double in the seventh inning gave the Tigers their first lead of the game. Hunter later scored on a passed ball, and he added a single and scored in their three-run eighth inning as well. The ageless wonder is now batting .307/.341/.466 through 112 games this year.
Torii Hunter homers, plates four in vicfory | 08/10/2013 4:24 PM
NewsTorri Hunter led the offensive attack in Saturday's 9-3 victory over the Yankees, going 3-for-4 with a homer and four RBI.
ImpactHunter also scored a pair of runs on the afternoon. He got the scoring started in this one with a sacrifice fly in the first inning, then capped off the offensive barrage with a three-run homer off Joba Chamberlain in the sixth. The 38-year-old outfielder remains on top of his game, hitting .312/.343/.477 with 13 homers and 60 RBI on the year.
Torii Hunter goes 4-for-6, homers in rout | 07/31/2013 5:08 PM
NewsTorii Hunter went 4-for-6 with a homer and two doubles as the Tigers crushed the Nationals 11-1 on Wednesday.
ImpactThe Nationals scored first in the game, for all the good that it did them. Eight of the Tigers' nine starters scored a run and seven drove in a run in the contest. Hunter had the best day of all, knocking in three. He hit .370 with seven homers and 22 RBI in July after entering the month with a .297 average and four homers.
Torii Hunter (Achilles) hitless in return | 07/31/2013 8:31 AM
NewsTorii Hunter (Achilles) went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts Tuesday in his return to action.
ImpactHunter didn't play over the weekend due to a sore left Achilles. The Tigers will have to hope that the extra rest will prevent it from becoming a lingering issue.
Torii Hunter sitting out again Sunday | 07/28/2013 10:14 AM
NewsTorii Hunter (Achilles) remained out of the Tigers' lineup Sunday.
Detroit Tigers on Twitter
ImpactHunter will sit out the entire three-game set against the Phillies but is hoping to be ready on Tuesday following Monday's off day. Don Kelly is starting in right field Sunday in his place.
Torii Hunter (Achilles) scratched from lineup | 07/26/2013 5:04 PM
NewsTorii Hunter (Achilles) has been scratched from Friday's lineup against the Phillies.
Jason Beck on Twitter
ImpactHunter was confident that his sore left Achilles wouldn't be an issue Friday, but he's apparently still feeling some discomfort. Andy Dirks will take his place in right field.
Torii Hunter (Achilles) back in lineup Friday | 07/26/2013 4:46 PM
NewsTorii Hunter (Achilles) is back in the starting lineup Friday against the Phillies.
Detroit Free Press on Twitter
ImpactHunter left Thursday's game with a sore left Achilles, but he didn't expect to miss any time. It shouldn't be a lingering issue.
Torii Hunter (Achilles) expects to play Fri. | 07/25/2013 5:45 PM
NewsTorii Hunter (Achilles) expects to play Friday.
Chris Iott on Twitter
ImpactHunter left Thursday's game with a sore left Achilles, which he said was caused by him wearing tight dress shoes. In any case, it doesn't sound like a big deal.
Torri Hunter leaves game with sore Achilles | 07/25/2013 4:45 PM
NewsTorii Hunter left Thursday's game against the White Sox in the bottom of the eighth inning with a sore left Achilles.
Chris Iott on Twitter
ImpactIt's not clear when the injury occurred, but the Tigers are calling him day-to-day. He went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer before leaving.
Hunter goes 2-for-3 with a walk, home run | 07/14/2013 4:08 PM
NewsTorii Hunter went 2-for-3 with a walk, home run and two runs scored as the Tigers beat the Rangers on Sunday.
ImpactHunter is currently riding a six-game hitting streak and has hit safely in 13 of his last 14 games. The outfielder posted a superb .315/.352/.458 batting line in the first half, and he's on pace for 12 homers, 76 RBI and 97 runs.
Hunter tallies four hits, Tigers top Jays 7-6 | 07/02/2013 10:55 PM
NewsTorii Hunter went 4-for-5 with a stolen base and a run scored as the Tigers beat the Blue Jays 7-6 on Tuesday.
ImpactAll four of Hunter's hits were singles, with his final hit driving in the winning run for the Tigers. The outfielder also scored a run and stole a base, just his second of the year. He's now hitting .301 on the season.
Hunter gets three hits, scores twice in loss | 06/25/2013 11:53 PM
NewsTorii Hunter went 3-for-4 with two runs scored in the loss to the Angels on Tuesday.
ImpactHunter is somewhat of a forgotten man in the Tigers lineup, but the outfielder is hitting .305/.351/.411 with 42 runs scored this season. And he's been on a tear of late, hitting 14-for-34 (.412) since June 16.
Torii Hunter not in Wednesday's lineup | 06/19/2013 10:16 AM
NewsTorii Hunter is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Orioles.
Roch Kubatko on Twitter
ImpactHe's likely just getting the day off. Don Kelly is starting in right field.
Torii Hunter hits 300th home run, Tigers win | 06/16/2013 4:57 PM
NewsTorii Hunter hit his 300th home run of the season in the Tigers' win over the Twins on Sunday.
ImpactHunter is just the 136th player in major league history to join the 300-homer club. He finished the day 2-for-5 with three RBI and is now batting .292/.341/.407 with three homers and 27 RBI in 60 games this season.
Hunter to miss Friday and Saturday | 05/31/2013 4:44 PM
NewsTorii Hunter will not play Friday or Saturday in order to attend his son's high school graduation.
Eddie A. Encina on Twitter
ImpactHunter sat out Thursday's game after he was hit in the elbow by a pitch on Wednesday. The good news is that the swelling should be down by the time he returns Sunday. Don Kelly will start in his place in right field Friday.
Torii Hunter (elbow) not in DET lineup Thurs. | 05/30/2013 3:19 PM
NewsTorii Hunter (elbow) is not in the Tigers' starting lineup on Thursday night against the Pirates.
Jason Beck on Twitter
ImpactHunter will now have two full days to rest his swollen left elbow. He was hit by a pitch on Wednesday night.
Torii Hunter leaves with elbow injury | 05/29/2013 10:07 PM
NewsTorii Hunter left Wednesday's game against the Pirates as a precaution due to an elbow injury.
Jason Beck on Twitter
ImpactHunter was plunked by a pitch in the game. He'll undergo X-rays just in case, but the Tigers seem to think he'll be fine.
Torii Hunter to miss games Friday, Saturday | 05/28/2013 10:25 PM
NewsTorii Hunter will miss games on Friday and Saturday in order to attend his son's high school graduation.
ImpactHunter will play the series finale in Pittsburgh on Thursday before returning for the series finale against the Orioles on Sunday. The Tigers are expected to just play a man short for a couple days. "This is just once in a lifetime," Hunter said. "I hope people forgive me for it."
Torii Hunter goes deep in win | 05/26/2013 4:25 PM
NewsTorii Hunter belted a solo homer in Sunday's win over the Twins.
ImpactHunter's power fell off last season and it's been slow to come around again this year, as today's bomb was just his second of the season. However, like last year, he's hitting for average, sporting a .311 mark.
Hunter will not replace Jackson in CF | 05/13/2013 5:22 PM
NewsTigers manager Jim Leyland said Monday that he will not use Torii Hunter in place of Austin Jackson (hamstring) in center field.
ImpactHunter has only appeared in one game in center field since the start of 2011, so the Tigers want to keep him where he's comfortable in right field. Leyland plans to rely on a combination of Don Kelly, Andy Dirks and Avisail Garcia to fill in. Kelly is making the start there Monday night, but Garcia is likely to get most of the playing time.
Hunter registers four hits against Astros | 05/04/2013 10:26 PM
NewsTorii Hunter went 4-for-5 with three runs scored as the Tigers pounded the Astros on Saturday.
ImpactThe Tigers plated 13 runs on 18 hits in the game, and Hunter did his part with three singles and a double. The veteran outfielder also stole his first base of the year. He's quietly had a fantastic season as the Tigers' No. 2 hitter, now batting .361 with 22 runs and 16 RBI. Hunter should be owned in all standard leagues.
Torii Hunter not in Tigers lineup Friday | 04/12/2013 8:24 PM
NewsTorii Hunter is not in the Tigers' starting lineup on Friday.
ImpactThere's nothing wrong with the 37-year out oufielder, he's just being given a rest for the first time this season. Don Kelly will take his place in right field and hit eighth in the Tigers' lineup.
Torii Hunter goes 3-for-5, hitting .424 | 04/09/2013 4:06 PM
NewsTorii Hunter went 3-for-5 with a double Tuesday versus the Blue Jays.
ImpactIt looked like Hunter may have jammed his thumb while getting thrown out at home in the third inning today, but he stayed in afterwards and had a fine day. He's had multiple hits in six of the Tigers' seven games so far, giving him a .424 average.
Torii Hunter felt he was misled by Angels | 02/02/2013 11:04 PM
NewsTorii Hunter felt misled that the Angels claimed they didn't have enough room in their budget to re-sign him.
Los Angeles Times
ImpactHunter was told that the organization was hand-cuffed by the bad contract of Vernon Wells and couldn't offer more than a $5 million deal. But the Angels then inked Josh Hamilton to a massive five-year, $125 million free agent pact. Hunter added that he would've been content to leave on good terms had the Angels just been honest.
|Date||Team||Opp||POS||AB||R||H||2B||3B||HR||RBI||BB||K||SB||CS||YTD OBP||YTD SLG||YTD AVG||Status|
|At Bats||5||at SD||Apr 12||7|
|Runs||2||vs. Bal||Apr 4||3|
|Hits||3||vs. Bal||Apr 4||4|
|Doubles||1||2 times-last:at SD||last:Apr 13||2|
|Home Runs||1||3 times-last:vs. Bal||last:Apr 6||1|
|Total Bases||6||2 times-last:vs. Bal||last:Apr 5||9|
|Extra-Base Hits||2||vs. Bal||Apr 5||3|
|Runs Batted In||5||vs. Bal||Apr 5||4|
|Base on Balls||1||2 times-last:at SD||last:Apr 13||2|
|Times on Base||4||vs. Bal||Apr 4||5|
|At Bats||606||2013 (Det)|
|Home Runs||31||2006 (Min)|
|Total Bases||303||2007 (Min)|
|Extra-Base Hits||74||2007 (Min)|
|Runs Batted In||107||2007 (Min)|
|Base on Balls||62||2011 (Ana)|
|Times on Base||229||2010 (Ana)|
|Stolen Bases||23||2 times-last: 2005 (Min)|
|Caught Stealing||12||2010 (Ana)|
|Batting Average||.313||2012 (Ana)|
|On Base Percentage||.366||2009 (Ana)|
|Slugging Percentage||.524||2002 (Min)|
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