SID’s JOTTINGS

 

Rumors are that Torii Hunter is telling people he will retire after this season, but the Twins right fielder said he won’t make any decision until the end of the season. One factor in his decision is that manager Paul Molitor wants him back. Hunter, who turned 40 in July, hit two three-run homers this past week.

 

Molitor also recently talked about Twins prospect Max Kepler, who was named the Southern League MVP at Class AA Chattanooga. “We’ve talked a lot about [bringing him to the Twins]. The [season] down at Chattanooga is getting extended, which is a good thing for them getting a chance to play for a championship,” Molitor said of the 22-year-old German. “I think there’s a general feel that the year he’s had and the fact that he has a realistic opportunity to have a bright part of our future, that they might want to expose him a little bit up here, at least to show him what it’s like. I don’t think that’s 100 percent confirmed. We’ll let him finish out his season and make a decision.”

 

Since March 2013, Percy Harvin has gone from the Vikings to the Seahawks to the Jets and now to the Bills, who signed him this past offseason after he was released by New York. But Harvin produced one of his better games when he caught five passes for 79 yards, including a 51-yard touchdown, in Buffalo’s upset of the Colts in Week 1. Bills coach Rex Ryan was Jets coach last year and obviously saw enough from the talented receiver in half a season to bring Harvin along to Buffalo.

 

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer was asked what he is expecting from Teddy Bridgewater against Detroit: “I do not think that Teddy is going to throw another clunker,” he said. “I have never seen that side of him. I think it’s probably just an enigma that this happened. But we’re going to have to find out and see.”