MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -All-Star center fielder Torii Hunter left in the fourth inning of Minnesota's game against Detroit Wednesday night with an apparent injury to his left leg.
Hunter, who turned 32 on Wednesday, hit a groundball to shortstop that he beat out to avoid a double play after Michael Cuddyer was forced out at second base. After running through the bag, Hunter grimaced slightly as he came to a stop. Trainer Rick McWane and manager Ron Gardenhire checked on him, and he was replaced by Jason Kubel.
Hunter was excluded from the lineup for Sunday's game against Oakland as a precaution to rest a left hamstring that had been causing him mild soreness.
Kubel stayed in the game and went to left field, with Lew Ford moving to center.

Recent MLB Discussions

dod 1st 5 thats it on Thu, Oct 2016 by Timmy1961
dod/cubs on Thu, Oct 2016 by Michael Cash
mlb early play on Wed, Oct 2016 by sharkey11

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail North Siders' bats rise as NCLS progresses Anthony Rizzo is still batting well below .200 in the playoffs. Yet the Chicago first baseman seems to be heating up at precisely...
Thumbnail Hosts ask Urias to give them 3-1 NLCS edge Tonight, Julio Urias will make history in Game 4 of the NLCS. The Dodgers simply hope that it’s for all the right reasons.
Thumbnail Francona needs relief corps to thrive again The Blue Jays suddenly have life in the NLCS. Now, though, can they truly put fear in the Indians and send the festivities back to northern...
Thumbnail Arrieta tries to lift visitors at Chavez Ravine After getting punched in the mouth in Game 1 of the NLCS, the Dodgers struck back on Sunday night. Can they keep running with the Cubs as the action...
Thumbnail Donaldson, Toronto on brink of elimination In a close-out situation, Cleveland manager Terry Francona wants to leave as little to chance as possible. Which is why Corey Kluber, on short rest and all,...
More inMLB Articles  

MLB Team Pages