Torii Hunter career timeline

June 3, 1993: First round draft pick (20th overall) by the Twins.

Aug. 27, 1997: Made major league debut as a pinch runner.

May 1, 1998: Picked up first major league hit off Baltimore's Arthur Rhodes at Camden Yards.

April 15, 1999: First career home run off Detroit's Brian Moehler at Tiger Stadium.

April 26, 1999: First career home run at the Metrodome off Boston's Tim Wakefield. It was a two-out grand slam in the bottom of the fourth inning, with Hunter hitting ninth in the lineup.

2001: Wins the first of nine straight American League Gold Glove Awards for his prowess in the outfield. Also the year he reached the majors to stay; he spent 55 games the previous season in the minors.

April 1, 2002: Runs down a ball hit by Neifi Perez to end the game in Kansas City, giving Ron Gardenhire his first win as a MLB manager.

July 9, 2002: Starting in center field in the first of his five All-Star Games, he robbed Giants star Barry Bonds of a first-inning home run when he scaled the wall at Milwaukee's Miller Park.

July 29, 2005: Broke his left ankle trying to make a play on a deep fly ball by former teammate David Ortiz at Boston's Fenway Park, causing him to miss the rest of the season. He was leading the team in home runs (14) and RBI (56) at the time of the injury.

2006: Hit a career-high home runs as the Twins won their fourth AL Central title in five years.

Nov. 22, 2007: Signed a $90 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels after playing 1,234 career regular-season games with the Twins.

June 13, 2009: Hit three home runs — all solo shots — against San Diego.

Nov. 16, 2012: Signed a two-year, $26 million contract with Detroit.

June 16, 2013: Hit his 300th career home run off the Twins' P.J. Walters at Target Field. He finished 2013 with a career-high 184 hits.

Dec. 3, 2014: Signed a one-year $10.5 million contract to return to the Twins.