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Hunter Pence | Outfielder | #8

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (33) / 4/13/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Texas-Arlington
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 2 (0) / HOU
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Hunter Pence went 2-for-5 with a solo homer Sunday in the Giants' loss to the Orioles.
The homer -- a fourth-inning solo shot off Wade Miley -- was Pence's first since May 18. He also singled in the game and is now batting .274/.347/.439 for the year. Aug 14 - 7:26 PM

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Hunter Pence (face) is back in the Giants' starting lineup Monday night against the Marlins.

Pence sat out Sunday after fouling a ball off his right cheek on Saturday. He didn't suffer any facial fractures and will bat sixth for the visiting Giants on Monday versus Marlins right-hander Jose Fernandez.
Aug 8 - 3:29 PM

Hunter Pence (face) is expected back in the Giants' lineup Monday.

Pence fouled a ball off Saturday that hit the ground and then struck him in the right cheek just below the eye. He stayed in that game but is sitting out Sunday. He'll be fine, though.
Aug 7 - 12:15 PM

Hunter Pence is not in the Giants' lineup Sunday.

Pence got a nasty welt around his right eye after a foul tip caught him on Saturday, but he remained in the game. It's surely playing a part in him sitting out Sunday, although he should be fine. Gregor Blanco is in right field.
Aug 7 - 11:00 AM

Giants activated OF Hunter Pence from the 15-day disabled list.

Pence will return to the Giants starting lineup on Saturday against the Nationals. Prior to landing on the shelf with his hamstring injury, the 33-year-old outfielder was hitting .298 with seven homers and 36 RBI in only 181 at-bats.
Jul 30 - 2:28 PM

Hunter Pence (hamstring) could return as early as Saturday.

Pence suffered a minor setback early in his rehab assignment but has rebounded quickly by hitting home runs in three of his last five contests. The 33-year-old was having a solid year before his hamstring surgery, batting .298 with seven jacks and 36 RBI over 181 at-bats. Mac Williamson will probably head back to the minors when Pence is activated.
Jul 28 - 8:11 PM

Hunter Pence (hamstring) hit the third home run of his minor league rehab assignment in Wednesday's game with Triple-A Sacramento.

Pence has been on the shelf since undergoing surgery to repair his right hamstring in early June. While he has suffered several setbacks while recovering from that procedure, the veteran outfielder is finally starting to put it together during his current rehab stint. CSN Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic writes that the Giants are "[leaving the] door open for [an] early return." A reunion this weekend is not out of the question.
Jul 27 - 11:26 PM

Hunter Pence is scheduled to play six innings in a minor league rehab game with Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday.

He'll play seven innings on Sunday. If all continues to progress, he could be looking at a return to the Giants lineup before the end of next week, though there have already been multiple setbacks in his recovery so nothing is a given.
Jul 23 - 2:41 PM

Hunter Pence (hamstring) sat out Wednesday's rehab game at Triple-A Sacramento.

Pence is still feeling soreness in his hamstring and the Giants would prefer not to take chances with the outfielder. Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that he is about a week behind his initial hopeful return target of July 25, which could push his activation date into early August. The hamstring has nagged him at several points during his current rehab assignment, which began July 16.
Jul 20 - 8:00 PM

Hunter Pence (hamstring) could resume his rehab assignment Wednesday.

That was supposed to happen Tuesday, but Pence decided to play it safe after going through pregame drills at Triple-A Sacramento. He did not suffer another setback. Out since June 1 with a severe hamstring strain, Pence has been aiming to return to the Giants' active roster July 25 -- this Sunday. That still seems doable.
Jul 19 - 10:18 PM

Hunter Pence (hamstring) hopes to resume his minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Triple-A Sacramento.

Pence felt some hamstring soreness in his first rehab game on Saturday and was held out of the lineup on Sunday as a precaution. Monday's game was rained out and he plans to go through pre-game activity on Tuesday to show his readiness to return to the lineup.
Jul 19 - 2:44 PM

Hunter Pence (hamstring) is taking a day off Sunday on his rehab assignment but said he's feeling fine.

Pence was pulled from Saturday's game early because he wasn't quite feeling 100 percent, but the setback appears to be minor. Unless something changes, he should still be on track to return from the disabled list in a little over a week.
Jul 17 - 3:07 PM

Giants GM Bobby Evans said Hunter Pence (hamstring) "seems OK" despite leaving his rehab game early on Saturday.

The plan was for Pence to play five innings Saturday for Triple-A Sacramento but he appeared to pull up lame after hitting a third-inning single and was immediately lifted. Pence was hit by a pitch in the first inning, which may have aggravated some scar tissue around his surgically repaired hamstring. He could be back in the lineup as soon as Sunday. This doesn't appear to be a major setback and Pence is still on track to return for the Giants' next homestand.
Source: giants.com
Jul 16 - 11:32 PM

Hunter Pence appeared to re-injure his hamstring Saturday in a rehab game for Triple-A Sacramento.

Pence was supposed to play five innings on Saturday but only made it through three. He pulled up lame after hitting a single and was helped off by a team trainer. Pence was hoping to return for the Giants' next homestand but that seems unlikely after Saturday's setback. The Giants should have an update shortly.
Jul 16 - 9:12 PM

Hunter Pence (hamstring) is set to begin a minor league rehab assignment Saturday with Triple-A Sacramento.

Pence, who is coming back from hamstring surgery, is expected to play five innings in his first game back. He's likely to play at least a week of rehab games, with a possible return when the Giants begin a seven-game homestand on July 25.
Jul 15 - 9:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Trevor Brown
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3B1Eduardo Nunez
2Conor Gillaspie
LF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
CF1Denard Span
2Gorkys Hernandez
RF1Hunter Pence
2Mac Williamson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Matt Moore
5Matt Cain
6Jake Peavy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Hunter Strickland
4Will Smith
5Javier Lopez
6George Kontos
7Josh Osich
8Cory Gearrin
9Derek Law