MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – 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. WCCO-TV’s Mark Rosen had a chance to talk with one of the team’s newest members this season, who is in a very similar spot to Garnett in his return to Minnesota.
Torii Hunter, 39, is back with the Twins after leaving the team for Los Angeles in free agency and eventually coming back into the division with the Detroit Tigers. He signed with the Twins in the offseason and will spend the season in right field and mentoring the franchise’s younger players.
Hunter was excited to hear of Garnett’s return to the Twin Cities and wanted to welcome him back during a break from workouts Tuesday in Florida. He was won of Garnett’s biggest fans when the two shared the Twin Cities spotlight in professional sports.
“I’m glad to see him back. I’ve always had respect for you man, and Minnesota you know that’s our love, that’s where we grew up,” Hunter said. “It’s nice to see both of us come back where our true love is, and KG – congratulations baby. I’ll see you at Seven (Steakhouse).”
Fans have responded to Hunter’s presence with the Twins much the same way Timberwolves fans have reacted to Garnett’s return to the Timberwolves: With a ton of excitement.