Torii Hunter is in the final year of his five-year, $90 million contract with the Angels. He likes Orange County and hopes to keep playing here, but asked Wednesday if he's open to returning to the Twins next year he said, "Always. That's my home."

"If it comes down to that -- if we don't get anything done with the Angels, and they don't need me here or whatever -- then yes, it's something I would consider," Hunter said. "It's as simple as that."

Hunter, 36, entered Wednesday batting .310 with four homers and 14 RBI. This is his third season playing right field for the Angels. The Twins have left fielder Josh Willingham and center fielder Denard Span under contract through 2014, and some of their best prospects are outfielders, including Ben Revere, Joe Benson, Aaron Hicks and Oswaldo Arcia, so it's uncertain if they would make a strong push to re-sign Hunter.