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2014 Avg.
.222
 
Career Avg.
.278
Name  Torii Hunter
Born  7/18/1975
Height  6-2
Weight  225
Number  48
Position  RF
Bats  R
Throws  R
4/12/2014 5:43:00 PM
Description: Torii Hunter is back after missing two games with a bruised knee. SOURCE: Tom Gage, Detroit News
Insight: He'll bat third and play right field. Hunter had been on a home run hitting tear before his injury, blasting three jacks in a span of four games. He's 2-for-2 in his career against tonight's starting pitcher, Ian Kennedy.
 
Hot4/11/2014 6:50:00 PM
Description: Detroit RF Torii Hunter (knee) is not in the starting lineup Friday, according to Chris Iott of mlive.com.
Insight: Hunter exited Tuesday's game with a left knee contusion. He said he feels a lot better and expects to start Saturday.
 
Hot4/9/2014 9:18:00 PM
Description: Detroit RF Torii Hunter (knee) is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, according to Jason Beck of mlb.com.
Insight: Hunter exited Tuesday's game with a left knee contusion and manager Brad Ausmus says he'd like to keep Hunter off his feet until Friday.
 
Hot4/6/2014 5:02:00 PM
Description: Torii Hunter's power surge continued Sunday in a loss to Baltimore.
Insight: Hunter's solo shot in the fourth was Detroit's only run of the afternoon. The veteran has left the yard three times in his last three appearances. In 2013, Hunter didn't hit his third homer until June 16th. That was his 59th game of the season.
 
4/5/2014 7:23:00 PM
Description: Detroit right fielder Torii Hunter drove home five runs Saturday against the Orioles.
Insight: Hunter had a double and a homer in the game. The 38-year-old has batted above .300 in each of the last two seasons and has one of the best lineup spots in the game as the No. 2 hitter in front of Miguel Cabrera.
 
10/19/2013 11:22:00 AM
Description: Detroit right fielder Torii Hunter has struggled mightily versus Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz.
Insight: Hunter is hitting .143 against the righthander in 21 regular season at bats. Hunter has gone 2-for-9 since being moved to the leadoff spot in Game 4.
 
10/17/2013 10:43:00 AM
Description: Tigers right fielder Torii Hunter has a regular season .478 batting average against Boston starter Jon Lester.
Insight: Hunter has struggled in the 2013 postseason, batting just 7-for-38 (.184), but did have a double and two RBI in Game 4 batting out of the leadoff spot.
 
10/16/2013 11:04:00 AM
Description: Tigers right fielder Torii Hunter hasn't had a great series (3-for-14) but he could be in for a big day Wednesday against Red Sox starter Jake Peavy.
Insight: Hunter is hitting .438 versus Peavy with seven RBI in 16 at bats. Peavy allowed four runs in seven innings when he faced the Tigers earlier this season.
 
Cold10/14/2013 3:18:00 PM
Description: Despite taking a nasty fall in Sunday's loss to the Red Sox, Detroit right fielder Torii Hunter doesn't expect to miss any time. SOURCE: USA Today
Insight: Hunter plunged over the right field fence in an attempt to steal a home run away from David Ortiz. Hunter cut his head and seemed to be a little disoriented after the fall but he stayed in the game. X-rays on his shoulder, which was also hurt on the play, came back negative. The nine-time Gold Glover is just 1-for-10 in the series.
 
Cold10/13/2013 9:37:00 AM
Description: Tigers right fielder Torii Hunter is a .143 career hitter (3-for-21) against Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz.
Insight: The veteran outfielder is one of the setup guys for Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder, but isn't likely to help much in Sunday's game as he's batting just .166 this postseason and faces an unfavorable matchup.
 
10/12/2013 9:29:00 AM
Description: Tigers right fielder Torii Hunter is a .478 career hitter against Red Sox starter Jon Lester.
Insight: Hunter is 11-for-23 with three doubles against Boston's ALCS Game 1 starter. The veteran outfielder is one of three Tigers, along with Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez, who have more than 10 at-bats and are batting over .450 against Lester.
 
10/8/2013 10:22:00 AM
Description: Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter (left shoulder) is probable for Game 4 of the ALDS Tuesday against Oakland.
Insight: The veteran right fielder injured it early in Monday's loss to Oakland. X-rays were negative. It's nothing serious and we'd fully expect Hunter to play Tuesday in Game 4 of the Division Series. He's 2-for-10 in the first three games of the series, but 7-for-10 with three homers versus Oakland Game 4 starter Dan Straily.
 
10/8/2013 10:15:00 AM
Description: Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter (left shoulder) is probable for Game 4 of the ALDS Tuesday against Oakland.
Insight: The veteran right fielder injured it early in Monday's loss to Oakland. X-rays were negative. It's nothing serious and we'd fully expect Hunter to play Tuesday in Game 4 of the Division Series. He's 2-for-10 in the first three games of the series.
 
10/7/2013 9:07:00 PM
Description: X-rays on Torii Hunter's left shoulder came back negative. SOURCE: Bob Nightengale, USA Today
Insight: The veteran right fielder injured it early in Monday's loss to Oakland. It's nothing serious and we'd fully expect Hunter to play Tuesday in Game 4 of the Division Series.
 
9/29/2013 11:36:00 AM
Description: Tigers right fielder Torii Hunter won't start Sunday against Miami.
Insight: Hunter's first season with the Tigers has been a success. In 144 games, he's produced 17 HR, 84 RBI and a .304 batting average while providing his usual stellar defense in right field. Andy Dirks (.257, 9 HR, 37 RBI) will make the start in right Sunday in the regular season finale.
 
9/22/2013 10:24:00 AM
Description: Detroit right fielder Torii Hunter will have the day off on Sunday.
Insight: Andy Dirks is getting the start in right. Hunter, who is just getting a routine day off, has recorded at least 80 RBI in each of his last five seasons.
 
9/20/2013 11:06:00 PM
Description: Tigers right fielder Torii Hunter was 10-for-56 (.179) in his first 14 games of September but he has gone 6-for-10 over his last two games.
Insight: That includes a four-hit game Friday in which he had three RBI, two runs and a walk. Hunter is hitting .299 with 17 home runs, 81 RBI, 88 runs and a .793 OPS this season.
 
Cold9/18/2013 5:06:00 PM
Description: Tigers right fielder Torii Hunter won't be in the lineup Wednesday against Seattle. SOURCE: Jason Beck, MLB.com
Insight: Hunter hasn't been able to get it going in September. In 56 at bats this month, he's hitting just .179 with a .214 slugging percentage. Don Kelly (.236, 6 HR, 23 RBI) will get the start in right field.
 
9/3/2013 1:44:00 PM
Description: Detroit right fielder Torii Hunter is 10-for-19 (.526) against Boston left-hander Jon Lester.
Insight: Hunter is 38 and he might be having his best season yet. He is batting .304 batting with 16 HR, 71 RBI and an .808 OPS. This matchup is a must start.
 
8/29/2013 8:09:00 PM
Description: Torii Hunter saved the best for last. His three-run homer in the ninth inning capped a six-run comeback by Detroit Thursday against Oakland.
Insight: Hunter is 38 and he might be having his best season yet. Thursday's walkoff was his 16th of the year. That's the same number he had last season and there's still a month left in the season. Hunter's .308 batting average ranks sixth in the American League.