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Hunter Pence | Outfielder | #8

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (32) / 4/13/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 218
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Texas-Arlington
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 2 (0) / HOU
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Giants manager Bruce Bochy on Thursday said he "would be shocked" if Hunter Pence (oblique) returned this season.
He doesn't expect to get Brandon Belt (concussion), Nori Aoki (concussion) or Gregor Blanco (concussion) back, either. "I’m at that point with all of them," Bochy said. "Blanco, Aoki, Belt, Hunter, I would be shocked if any of them would play this year." Pence had been holding out hope of a return during the Giants' last homestand, but the Giants are effectively out of the playoff hunt and it doesn't make sense to push him. Pence hasn't played since mid-August due to a strained oblique. Fri, Sep 25, 2015 11:47:00 AM

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Hunter Pence (oblique) continues to make slow progress in his recovery, but is hoping to return during the team's final homestand.

Pence has been sidelined since mid-August with a strained oblique. He has been taking dry swings in recent days, but still has some major hurdles to climb before making his way back onto the field before season's end.
Fri, Sep 18, 2015 07:50:00 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday that he's hoping Hunter Pence (oblique) will make it back for the final homestand of the season.

That would be September 28-October 4. Bochy expressed some doubt on Monday that it would be worth bringing Pence back, but he and the training staff were a little more optimistic Tuesday. Pence has been sidelined since mid-August with a strained oblique.
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 07:50:00 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy indicated Monday that the club could consider shutting Hunter Pence (oblique) down.

Pence will take dry swings Monday and still wants to make it back at some point this month, but Bochy said the team might wind up playing it safe and hold the outfielder out. Pence has been on the shelf since mid-August with a strained oblique.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 07:35:00 PM

Hunter Pence (oblique) will hit off a tee Monday.

Pence was shut down for a bit when he still felt pain after taking swings late last month. He could be activated once he's able to swing without any discomfort, but it remains to be seen when that will happen. Pence has been on the shelf since mid-August.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 03:01:00 PM

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.
Mon, Aug 31, 2015 07:42:00 PM

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.
Wed, Aug 19, 2015 12:53:00 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.
Tue, Aug 18, 2015 05:31:00 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.
Tue, Aug 18, 2015 04:04:00 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.
Sun, Aug 16, 2015 07:24:00 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.
Tue, Aug 4, 2015 11:22:00 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.
Sat, Jul 25, 2015 01:53:00 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.
Wed, Jul 22, 2015 01:12:00 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.
Sat, Jul 18, 2015 02:56:00 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.
Sat, Jul 11, 2015 01:58:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Andrew Susac
3Trevor Brown
4George Kottaras
5Miguel Olivo
1B1Brandon Belt
2Kyle Blanks
2B1Joe Panik
2Kelby Tomlinson
3Ramiro Pena
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3Hak-Ju Lee
3B1Matt Duffy
LF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
3Jarrett Parker
CF1Denard Span
2Gorkys Hernandez
RF1Hunter Pence
2Mac Williamson
3Ryan Lollis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Jake Peavy
5Chris Heston
6Matt Cain
7Clayton Blackburn
8Kyle Crick
9Ty Blach
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Javier Lopez
4Hunter Strickland
5George Kontos
6Ian Gardeck
7Steven Okert
8Cory Gearrin
9Jacob Smith
10Josh Osich
11Michael Broadway
12Vin Mazzaro
13Braulio Lara