MINNEAPOLIS Torii Hunter is not a stranger to Target Field, having visited the Twins' new park while with the Los Angeles Angels. But Hunter will be spending quite a bit more time this season at the downtown Minneapolis ballpark.
Hunter signed with the Detroit Tigers this year as a free agent, meaning he'll face his former Twins club plenty this season. As it turns out, Hunter and the Tigers are in Minnesota this week for their first series of the year, a three-game tilt against the Twins at Target Field.
Hunter's most recent visit is a bit different than his trips with the Angels, he admitted. Now, he's on the enemy.
"It feels weird, honestly. It feels weird. When I was with Minnesota, the Tigers were like our nemesis," Hunter said. "We wanted to really play these guys well. We had some great games. We fought. And now I'm a Tiger. I'm on the opposing side, so I know how those guys feel over there. But at the same time, I'm loyal, I'm committed to the Tigers and I'm going to do ...