Minnesota Twins: A Look Back at the First-Half of the Season
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Don’t call it a comeback. Okay, you can call it a comeback in this case. Torii Hunter, a Twins fan favorite from the day he made his big league debut in 1997, until he left via free agency in 2007, returned to Minnesota when he signed a one year contract in December.
Hunter has provided veteran leadership for the young players in the Twins organization and is getting it done on the field.
He is hitting .257 with 14 home runs and is tied for the team lead with 49 RBIs. He’s projected to finish the season with 22 home runs and 79 RBIs. The 22 home runs would be the most he’s hit since the 2011 season.
Hunter may not be the outfielder he once was, but he has made plays in right field that reminds everybody why he won nine gold gloves.
Can Hunter continue to produce at the plate and the field during the second-half of the season? Or will his age finally catch up to him?