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Twins Mentorship Program Still Alive With Hunter And Hicks

When the Minnesota Twins brought back Torii Hunter this season, that $10.5 million was earmarked for more than just a reliable power hitter and right fielder. They wanted a leader for this young, struggling team.

02/25/2015

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Spring Training Day 2: Position Players Take The Field

The past, present and future of the Minnesota Twins were all on display at a practice field in Fort Myers, Fla., on Tuesday as Spring Training continued.

02/24/2015

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Torii Hunter Sends Kevin Garnett A Message From Spring Training

It was Kevin Garnett’s day in the Twin Cities as he was re-introduced as a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves. But word of his arrival spread fast, all the way down to Fort Myers, Fla., where the Minnesota Twins are in the middle of Spring Training workouts.

02/24/2015

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Twins Settle Into Spruced-Up Spring Training Home

Renovations to Hammond Stadium at the CenturyLink Sports Complex in Fort Myers were ceremonially opened to the public on Sunday, as Twins standouts Joe Mauer, Glen Perkins, Brian Dozier and Torii Hunter posed for pictures and fans toured the spruced-up seating areas and added amenities.

02/22/2015

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PODCAST PAGE: 12-4-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee!

Thursday highlights…..Click the link above to listen back to Dave Lee!

12/04/2014

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Twins Blog: He’s Baaaaack!

Twins Territory exploded Tuesday night with news that Torii Hunter and his mega-watt smile were returning to the team. The long-rumored and long-anticipated move was celebrated by many fans who see Hunter as a leader on and off the field, and a reminder of brighter seasons from the past. However, the announcement was also met with frustration and criticism. He’s almost 40 years old, an 18-year veteran and not the same player he was when he left the club seven years ago.

12/03/2014

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Torii Hunter Gets Pointed Over Gay Marriage Question

A press conference announcing Torii Hunter’s return to Minnesota baseball took an awkward turn Wednesday afternoon when a reporter asked him about his stance on gay marriage.

12/03/2014

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Minnesota Athletes Who Returned To Where They Started

Torii Hunter is returning to the Minnesota Twins. It prompts the question, who are some of the more famous athletes to get their start with an organization, leave for greener pastures but eventually return to where it all began?

12/03/2014

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Twins Bring Back Torii Hunter On 1-Year Deal

The Minnesota Twins made it official on Wednesday, announcing they’ve signed free agent outfielder Torii Hunter to a one-year contract worth $10.5 million.

12/03/2014

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Podcast Page: 12-3-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Reaction to the Twins bringing back Torii Hunter-click the link above to listen!

12/03/2014

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Torii Hunter Agrees To $10.5M Deal With Twins

Torii Hunter is coming back to the place it all began.

Hunter agreed to a $10.5 million, one-year contract to return to the Minnesota Twins, a person with knowledge of the agreement told WCCO’s Mike Max. A five-time All-Star outfielder who turns 40 in July, Hunter became a star with the Twins from 1997-07 before signing a $90 million, five-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels. He then signed a $26 million, two-year deal with Detroit.

12/02/2014

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9 Notable MLB Free Agents To Keep Tabs On

With the offseason officially upon us, we say goodbye to the 2014 teams that we loved and hated and to the players on those rosters. I say this because the free agency period begins on Tuesday and there are many, many big-time players and MVP caliber athletes who can make an impact wherever they sign and cause chaos to the team they leave.

10/31/2014

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Hunter, Cabrera Homer In 9th; Tigers Top Twins 8-6

Torii Hunter and Miguel Cabrera hit back-to-back home runs in the ninth inning to help the Detroit Tigers tighten their grip on the American League Central by winning their fourth straight game, 8-6 over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.

09/15/2014

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 08: Trevor Bauer #47 of the Cleveland Indians pitches in the first inning against the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium on August 8, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City.

CBSSports.com: Fantasy Baseball Week 21 Starts And Sits

The fantasy baseball experts at CBSSports.com break down who to start and who to sit for the upcoming week.

08/15/2014

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Good Question: Why Does Minn. Have A Hard Time Holding On To Sports Stars?

With the Timberwolves likely to trade Kevin Love in a couple weeks, Minnesota sports fans are getting a sense of deja vu. Love is the latest in a long list of Minnesota superstars to be traded, or to leave through free agency.

08/07/2014

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Top 5 Minnesota Twins All-Star Game Moments

The MLB All-Star Game is coming to Minneapolis this year with events starting as early as Friday. It prompted us to ponder some of the great All-Star moments in history for the Twins organization.

07/10/2014

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Tigers Ride Big 3rd Inning To 10-6 Win Over Twins

Nick Castellanos homered and drove in three runs, and Torii Hunter had two doubles and two RBIs to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 10-6 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night.

04/25/2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 9: Jesse Chavez #60 of the Oakland Athletics delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of the game on April 9, 2014 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

CBSSports.com: Fantasy Baseball Week 4 Starts And Sits

The fantasy baseball experts at CBSSports.com break down who to start and who to sit for the upcoming week.

04/18/2014

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Tigers Clinch AL Central With 1-0 Win Over Twins

Max Scherzer earned his 21st win and the Detroit Tigers clinched their third straight AL Central title, beating the Minnesota Twins 1-0 on Wednesday night.

09/25/2013

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Hunter Hits And Runs To Help Tigers Beat Twins 7-1

Torii Hunter hit a go-ahead, two-run double in the seventh inning and scored from second base on a passed ball to help the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 7-1 on Wednesday night. Drew Smyly (5-0) struck out two in a perfect inning in relief of Anibal Sanchez.

08/21/2013

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Mike Max’s News & Notes: The Wild’s Next Step, Vikings Mini Camp Update

One year to the day the Minnesota Wild made the splash of the off season — signing Zach Parise and Ryan Suter – the latter was named to the first all NHL team.

07/03/2013

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Twins Fall To Verlander, Tigers 4-2 In Cool Opener

The Minnesota Twins gave their frostbitten fans a reason to stay until the end. Justin Verlander’s dominant start for the Detroit Tigers was too much to overcome on this cold opening day.

04/01/2013

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Twins’ Top Draft Pick In ’08 Now Takes Over Center Field

Unlike the NFL or the NBA, No. 1 draft choices in Major League Baseball often spend years in the minors before getting a shot at the majors.

02/21/2013

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AP Source: Former Twin Torii Hunter Agrees With Tigers

Free agent outfielder Torii Hunter has agreed to a $26 million, two-year deal with Detroit, giving the Tigers a capable corner outfielder coming off an impressive season at age 37.

11/14/2012

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