Torii Hunter Takes One...or Two for the Team
By Diane White
Twins center fielder, Torri Hunter, was in his first at-bat of Thursday’s game when he took a 2-2 pitch from Royals' right-hander, Zack Greinke, square in the mouth.
Hunter was seen at Abbott Northwestern Hospital as a precaution and ended up with a swollen upper lip and three stitches as a result of a laceration that occurred when a tooth penetrated through his lip, according to the MLB.
This is the second hit Hunter has taken to the head, the other incident occurred early in spring training this year. Many fans have compared this incident to other frightening moments at the Metrodome, specifically when Kirby Puckett got hit in what turned out to be his final at bat in September of '95, according to WCCO.
The Twins broke their four-game losing streak, beating the Royals 1-0. Hunter plans on playing Friday night in Detroit, according to the AP.