|Oct. 26 6:36 PM PT7:36 PM MT8:36 PM CT9:36 PM ET21:36 ET1:36 GMT9:36 6:36 PM MST8:36 PM EST9:06 PM VEN5:36 UAE (+1)7:36 PM CT-Hunter has decided to retire. The Twins confirmed Monday that Hunter will call it a career. He told the Star Tribune he began the year believing this would be his last in baseball, preferring to focus on his family.
Analysis: Hunter was still plenty productive at age 40, hitting .240 with 22 home runs and 81 RBIs in 139 games, though his .702 on-base-plus-slugging percentage was the lowest since his rookie season in 1999. He hit .277 with 353 homers and 1,391 RBIs in 2,372 games in 19 seasons with Minnesota, the Los Angeles Angels and Detroit Tigers.
|Sep. 25 3:43 PM PT4:43 PM MT5:43 PM CT6:43 PM ET18:43 ET22:43 GMT6:43 3:43 PM MST5:43 PM EST6:13 PM VEN2:43 UAE (+1)5:43 PM CT-Hunter hit his fourth home run in 10 games Thursday against the Indians.
Analysis: Hunter is swinging a hot bat as he tries to help the Twins reach the playoffs for the first time since 2010, hitting .367 with 12 RBIs in his last 15 games.
|Sep. 12 2:35 PM PT3:35 PM MT4:35 PM CT5:35 PM ET17:35 ET21:35 GMT5:35 2:35 PM MST4:35 PM EST5:05 PM VEN1:35 UAE (+1)4:35 PM CT-Hunter went 2 for 5 on Friday.
Analysis: Hunter is a bad fantasy option since you should never use a player who is way older than you are.
|July 1 1:27 PM PT2:27 PM MT3:27 PM CT4:27 PM ET16:27 ET20:27 GMT4:27 1:27 PM MST3:27 PM EST3:57 PM VEN0:27 UAE (+1)3:27 PM CT-Hunter went 3 for 5 with a solo homer and a double in an 8-5 win over Cincinnati on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Hunter, batting .272 with 12 homers, is 8 for 17 with four home runs and three doubles in his last four games.
|June 30 10:26 AM PT11:26 AM MT12:26 PM CT1:26 PM ET13:26 ET17:26 GMT1:26 10:26 AM MST12:26 PM EST12:56 PM VEN21:26 UAE12:26 PM CT-Hunter hit his 14th double against the Reds on Monday.
Analysis: Hunter has seven extra-base hits in his last seven games.
|June 29 3:27 PM PT4:27 PM MT5:27 PM CT6:27 PM ET18:27 ET22:27 GMT6:27 3:27 PM MST5:27 PM EST5:57 PM VEN2:27 UAE (+1)5:27 PM CT-Hunter hit his third home run in two games Sunday against Milwaukee.
Analysis: Hunter has seven RBIs in his last six contests.
|June 28 11:48 AM PT12:48 PM MT1:48 PM CT2:48 PM ET14:48 ET18:48 GMT2:48 11:48 AM MST1:48 PM EST2:18 PM VEN22:48 UAE1:48 PM CT-Hunter hit a pair of home runs and a double in a 5-2 win over Milwaukee on Saturday.
Analysis: Hunter, batting .266 with 10 homers and 41 RBIs, hadn't gone deep in 17 games since June 4. He also hit .183 (11 for 60) in that stretch.
|June 12 3:35 PM PT4:35 PM MT5:35 PM CT6:35 PM ET18:35 ET22:35 GMT6:35 3:35 PM MST5:35 PM EST6:05 PM VEN2:35 UAE (+1)5:35 PM CT-Hunter has dropped the appeal of his two-game suspension and will sit out the rest of the weekend series at Texas. The Minnesota Twins outfielder was in the original lineup for Saturday's game, but the outfielder's decision was announced by the Twins about an hour before the scheduled first pitch.
Analysis: After sitting out consecutive day games Saturday and Sunday, Hunter will be reinstated before Monday's game at St. Louis. Major League Baseball on Friday suspended Hunter and also fined him an undisclosed amount for his equipment-throwing tantrum during Wednesday's home game against Kansas City. Hunter had said then that he was appealing, calling the two-suspension a "little harsh."
|June 11 8:55 AM PT9:55 AM MT10:55 AM CT11:55 AM ET11:55 ET15:55 GMT23:55 8:55 AM MST10:55 AM EST11:25 AM VEN19:55 UAE10:55 AM CT-Hunter made a fool of himself Wednesday.
Analysis: Hunter was heaved by home plate umpire Mark Ripperger for arguing a called third strike. Hunter had to be restrained briefly, before yanking off his elbow pad, shin guard and batting gloves and throwing them around the batter's box area. The equipment-throwing tantrum by the Minnesota star was a low point for him.
|June 5 2:04 PM PT3:04 PM MT4:04 PM CT5:04 PM ET17:04 ET21:04 GMT5:04 2:04 PM MST4:04 PM EST4:34 PM VEN1:04 UAE (+1)4:04 PM CT-Hunter turned back the clock Thursday.
Analysis: Hunter hit his 200th home run in a Twins uniform and added two singles. Hunter's career 339th homer was a three-run shot.
|June 3 9:28 AM PT10:28 AM MT11:28 AM CT12:28 PM ET12:28 ET16:28 GMT0:28 9:28 AM MST11:28 AM EST11:58 AM VEN20:28 UAE11:28 AM CT-Hunter extended his hit streak to 10 games in a 1-0 loss to Boston on Tuesday.
Analysis: Hunter, batting .278, is 12 for 39 (.308) with 11 RBIs during his run.
|May 21 3:17 PM PT4:17 PM MT5:17 PM CT6:17 PM ET18:17 ET22:17 GMT6:17 3:17 PM MST5:17 PM EST5:47 PM VEN2:17 UAE (+1)5:17 PM CT-Hunter was 3 for 5 with three RBIs in Wednesday's win in Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Hunter is batting .359 with 10 RBIs in his last 10 games.
|May 10 2:24 PM PT3:24 PM MT4:24 PM CT5:24 PM ET17:24 ET21:24 GMT5:24 2:24 PM MST4:24 PM EST4:54 PM VEN1:24 UAE (+1)4:24 PM CT-The ageless Hunter stayed hot with three hits in Saturday's 7-4 win at Cleveland.
Analysis: He's 7 for 9 with two homers, two doubles and five RBIs in his last two games.
|May 9 3:12 PM PT4:12 PM MT5:12 PM CT6:12 PM ET18:12 ET22:12 GMT6:12 3:12 PM MST5:12 PM EST5:42 PM VEN2:12 UAE (+1)5:12 PM CT-Hunter was 4 for 4 with a home run, two doubles and four RBIs in Friday's win in Cleveland.
Analysis: It was slow going through April for Hunter with a .205 average. In May, he's batting .441 with three homers and 11 RBIs in eight games.
|Apr. 7 3:33 PM PT4:33 PM MT5:33 PM CT6:33 PM ET18:33 ET22:33 GMT6:33 3:33 PM MST5:33 PM EST6:03 PM VEN2:33 UAE (+1)5:33 PM CT-Hunter was awful Monday.
Analysis: Hunter was 0 for 4 with two strikeouts as his second Twins stint began in rough fashion.