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Hunter Pence | Outfielder | #8

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (34) / 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 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI before being removed from Friday's game against the Padres.
Pence was replaced in a double-switch, but he still had his best game of the month. In fact, his double tonight was his first since June 22. Jul 22 - 3:06 AM

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Hunter Pence will get the day off Wednesday.

Gorkys Hernandez is starting in right field and hitting eighth against Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco. Pence has slashed .145/.190/.236 so far in July.
Jul 19 - 1:56 PM

Hunter Pence went 0-for-4 and struck out three times Monday in the loss to the Indians.

Three strikeouts aren't a very big deal these days, but it's notable when the rest of the team fanned just twice in 27 at-bats. Pence just isn't a very good player right now, and since he's 34 and he's dealt with several injuries these last couple of years, we're not holding our breath for him to turn it around.
Jul 18 - 12:54 AM

Hunter Pence went 3-for-4 and drove home five runs on Friday as the Giants routed the Pirates in Pittsburgh.

Pence delivered an RBI single in the second inning that trimmed the Giants' deficit to 3-2. He then came through with a go-ahead two-run single in the fourth that would put them ahead to stay. Pence was then hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the sixth inning, and added a run-scoring single for good measure in the seventh. With the monster effort, the veteran outfielder is hitting .269/.317/.372 with five homers and 30 RBI.
Jun 30 - 11:32 PM

Hunter Pence went 2-for-4, poked a solo home run and scored two runs versus the Braves on Wednesday.

He hit the home run in clutch time, taking Braves' closer Jim Johnson over the wall to tie the game in the ninth inning. The 34-year-old veteran missed three weeks earlier this year with a hamstring injury. He has limped to a .251/.294/.364 slash line with five home runs and 25 RBI so far this year.
Jun 22 - 1:48 AM

Hunter Pence hit a pinch-hit two-run home run in the ninth inning of Sunday's loss to the Rockies.

Pence initially got the day off, but was needed for pinch-hit work late. He came through in style on that front, swatting a go-ahead two-run homer off Jake McGee to jump the Giants to a short-lived 4-3 advantage in the ninth inning before Nolan Arenado ended everything with a three-run walkoff shot in the bottom of the frame. The homer was Pence's fourth of the season and his first since May 8, though to be fair, he missed most of May with a strained hamstring.
Jun 18 - 6:39 PM

Hunter Pence is not in the Giants' lineup Sunday.

Pence has finally heated up a bit at the plate, but he'll get a breather for this one. Gorkys Hernandez is in right field.
Jun 18 - 12:56 PM

Hunter Pence finished 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI in Friday's 10-8 loss at Colorado.

After a slow start following his activation from the 10-day disabled list, Pence is starting to show some signs of life at the plate. He is 7-for-20 (.350) over his past five outings with four runs scored, three doubles and four RBI to raise his average 14 points just since June 10.
Jun 17 - 3:16 AM

Hunter Pence is out of the Giants' lineup Thursday.

Gorkys Hernandez is starting in right field and hitting seventh against the Brewers. Pence has batted just .233/.276/.320 with three home runs and 17 RBI in 41 games this year for a Giants club that enters play Thursday with a record of 24-37.
Jun 8 - 11:44 AM

Hunter Pence went 0-for-4 and struck out twice against the Brewers in Tuesday's loss.

Pence is 1-for-10 since coming off the disabled list on Sunday. The Giants badly need steady production from him in right field, but at age 34, he's far from a sure thing these days.
Jun 6 - 10:28 PM

Giants activated OF Hunter Pence from the 10-day disabled list.

Pence isn't in Sunday's lineup against the Phillies, but he's available off the bench. The veteran outfielder missed the last three weeks of action with a strained hamstring. Struggling youngster Christian Arroyo was sent down in a corresponding move.
Jun 4 - 11:54 AM

Hunter Pence (hamstring) will either be activated from the disabled list Sunday or Monday.

Pence is due to arrive Saturday night in Philadelphia, where the Giants are playing a three-game weekend series. They'll begin a four-game series at Miller Park on Monday night. Sunday's finale at Citizens Bank Park is a 12:35 p.m. ET start, so that might be asking a bit much of the 34-year-old outfielder, who's been sidelined since May 13 with a left hamstring strain. Pence went 3-for-10 with two walks on his three-game minor league rehab assignment with High-A San Jose.
Jun 3 - 7:15 PM

Hunter Pence (hamstring) could be activated from the disabled list this weekend.

Pence will play another rehab game with High-A San Jose on Friday, and it sounds like it might be his last one. The veteran outfielder is feeling great and could join the Giants in Philadelphia. He's been out since May 15 with a strained hamstring.
Jun 2 - 5:40 PM

Hunter Pence (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A San Jose on Wednesday.

Pence will be playing in rehab games on both Wednesday and Thursday. He is working his way back from a left hamstring strain and began running to test out the hammy last week. So long as he does not encounter a setback while on assignment, he could potentially rejoin the club at some point during their upcoming seven-game road trip. That trip will start in Philadelphia on Friday. Pence has been on the shelf since May 15.
May 31 - 5:06 PM

Hunter Pence (hamstring) will begin a minor league rehab assignment on Wednesday or Thursday.

Pence resumed running earlier this week and is looking healthier by the day as he recovers from a left hamstring strain. If all goes well, he should join the Giants during their seven-game road trip, which begins next Friday. The veteran carries an underwhelming .243/.289/.338 slash line over 136 at-bats this season.
May 27 - 7:52 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Nick Hundley
1B1Brandon Belt
2Michael Morse
2B1Joe Panik
2Kelby Tomlinson
3Miguel Gomez
SS1Brandon Crawford
3B1Eduardo Nunez
2Conor Gillaspie
LF1Austin Slater
2Orlando Calixte
3Jarrett Parker
CF1Denard Span
2Gorkys Hernandez
RF1Hunter Pence
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Matt Moore
5Matt Cain
6Ty Blach
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Sam Dyson
3Hunter Strickland
4George Kontos
5Cory Gearrin
6Josh Osich
7Albert Suarez
8Kyle Crick
9Will Smith