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Hunter Pence | Outfielder

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (32) / 4/13/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 218
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Hunter Pence (oblique) took 20 swings off a tee on Monday but still was feeling pain.
Alex Pavlovic of CSNBayArea.com says Pence's left oblique injury is "worse than the Giants first thought" and "it's going to be a while" before the outfielder returns. Obviously it's a major blow to the Giants' postseason hopes. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported earlier Monday that San Francisco was having trade talks with the Red Sox regarding Alejandro De Aza. Aug 31 - 7:42 PM

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Giants placed OF Hunter Pence on the 15-day disabled list with a strained oblique.

Pence suffered the injury in his final at-bat Monday night in St. Louis. He'll be knocked out until at least early September in another big hit for the Giants outfield. Ryan Lollis started in left field and Justin Maxwell started in right field on Tuesday versus the Cardinals.
Aug 19 - 12:53 AM

Hunter Pence is getting an MRI on his side on Tuesday.

Pence grabbed at his side after his final at-bat of Monday's loss to the Cardinals. Ryan Lollis is starting in left field and Justin Maxwell is in right field on Tuesday night versus St. Louis right-hander Lance Lynn.
Aug 18 - 5:31 PM

Hunter Pence is out of the Giants' starting lineup Tuesday night against the Cardinals.

Pence appeared to be having some trouble with his back or side on Monday night, though it's not clear if his absence Tuesday is related to that. Ryan Lollis is in left field and Justin Maxwell is in right field Tuesday against Cardinals right-hander Lance Lynn.
Aug 18 - 4:04 PM

Hunter Pence went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Nationals.

Pence launched his two-run homer off of Nationals starter Joe Ross in the fourth inning. The dinger was his ninth of the season. For the year, the veteran outfielder is slashing .281/.333/.488 with the nine homers and 40 RBI over 203 at-bats. A wrist injury sidelined him for a month, but he's played well when healthy.
Aug 16 - 7:24 PM

Hunter Pence homered and had four RBI in a win over the Braves on Tuesday.

Pence had an RBI groundout in the sixth inning before launching a three-run homer in the eighth to give the Giants the lead. The home run was Pence's seventh of the season. The outfielder is hitting .288/.341/.506 with 35 RBI and 24 runs scored in 40 games this year.
Aug 4 - 11:22 PM

Hunter Pence finished 4-for-5 with two doubles and two RBI in the Giants' 9-3 defeat of the A's on Friday.

The Giants racked up 17 hits in the game. Pence is batting .353 with three homers and 15 RBI in 51 at-bats since coming off the disabled list on July 7. He's driven in 28 runs in just 122 at-bats on the season. That would have amounted to 149-RBI pace given the 650 at-bats he received last year.
Jul 25 - 1:53 AM

Hunter Pence went 2-for-4 with a solo home run as the Giants defeated the Padres 9-3 on Tuesday.

Pence got the ball rolling when he went yard to left field on a breaking ball thrown by Odrisamer Despaigne in the second inning. It's his third home run since coming off of the disabled list on July 7, giving him five on the year with 25 RBI and a .295/.342/.509 batting line.
Jul 22 - 1:12 AM

Hunter Pence went 3-for-6 with a two-run homer Friday against Arizona.

Pence has nine hits, two homers and nine RBI in six games since coming off the disabled list last week.
Jul 18 - 2:56 AM

Hunter Pence hit his fifth career grand slam off the Phillies' Cole Hamels on Friday.

Pence hit a grand slam and was still one of the Giants' lesser offensive performers of the night, considering that he had just one of the team's 22 hits. It was his third homer in 21 games this season.
Jul 11 - 1:58 AM

Hunter Pence, in his return from the disabled list, went 1-for-4 with a pair of runs batted in to help the Giants beat the Mets on Tuesday.

Pence had been out for more than a month due to tendinitis in his left wrist. The outfielder knocked in his first run with a fielder's choice in the third inning, then added an RBI single in the fifth. In 80 plate appearances this season, Pence is hitting .280/.325/.440 with two home runs and 15 RBI.
Jul 8 - 1:10 AM

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

Well, that's a nice surprise. Manager Bruce Bochy said Monday that Pence could return before the All-Star break following a successful batting practice session, and, as it turns out, he's back a day later. The outfielder missed a month of action with tendinitis in his left wrist.
Jul 7 - 6:48 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Monday that he thinks Hunter Pence (wrist) could return before the All-Star break.

Pence took batting practice on Sunday and the club was very happy with how it went. He'll be examined by a doctor on Monday before the next step is determined. Pence has missed nearly a month of action with tendinitis in his left wrist but has evidently made rapid progress in recent days.
Jul 6 - 8:17 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Hunter Pence (wrist) "more than likely" won't return until after the All-Star break.

"He's doing well, but he is just hitting off a tee now," Bochy said. "We're going to slow-play this. He'll probably need a couple of (minor-league rehab) games. More than likely he'll be back after the All-Star break. I’m going to be hopefully he makes a speedier recovery." Pence has been on the disabled list since June 12 with wrist tendinitis. The outfielder has played just 18 games for the club this season.
Jul 1 - 6:47 PM

Hunter Pence (wrist) took swings off a tee with a fungo bat on Tuesday.

He also played catch as he resumed baseball activities for the first time in nearly two weeks. There remains no timetable for Pence's return, as the Giants will have to see how his ailing left wrist responds to increased activity.
Jun 30 - 8:05 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Andrew Susac
3Hector Sanchez
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Kelby Tomlinson
3Nick Noonan
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3B1Matt Duffy
LF1Nori Aoki
2Alejandro De Aza
CF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
3Juan Perez
RF1Hunter Pence
2Marlon Byrd
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Matt Cain
3Mike Leake
4Jake Peavy
5Tim Lincecum
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Jeremy Affeldt
4Javier Lopez
5Hunter Strickland
6George Kontos
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Ryan Vogelsong
9Tim Hudson
10Josh Osich
11Michael Broadway
12Cody Hall