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Hunter Pence | Outfielder | #8

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (35) / 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 underwent an MRI on his injured right thumb.
The Giants are still waiting on the results but all signs point to Pence landing on the disabled list. Mac Williamson wasn't in the lineup for Triple-A Sacramento on Thursday, suggesting he could be on his way to the big leagues to replace Pence. Apr 19 - 9:09 PM

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Updating an earlier report, Hunter Pence will sit out Thursday's game against the Diamondbacks due to a sore right thumb.

The injury might explain his recent struggles. With Jeff Samardzija (pectoral) set to return Friday, the Giants could clear a roster spot by placing Pence on the disabled list. Pence hasn't looked right this year, batting just .172 with 22 strikeouts in 58 at-bats.
Apr 19 - 8:08 PM

Hunter Pence is not in the Giants' lineup Thursday against the Diamondbacks.

Pence is in the midst of a 3-for-29 dry spell and could probably use a night off to clear his head. Gregor Blanco will draw the start in left field and bat leadoff against D'Backs hurler Zack Greinke.
Apr 19 - 6:52 PM

Hunter Pence went 2-for-5 with a two-run single and a run scored in Thursday's win over the Padres.

Pence helped jump the Giants out to a quick start, boosting his squad to a 3-0 advantage in the very first inning via a two-run single off Bryan Mitchell. The Giants would slowly tack onto that score as the game progressed and provided more than enough offense to back on-his-game starter Chris Stratton for what ended as an easy 7-0 win for the road team. Pence's two hits will hopefully help get him going. They might just have been a pair of singles, but he entered action on Thursday slashing a paltry .194/.231/.222 across 36 at-bats. Baby steps are still steps.
Apr 13 - 1:11 AM

Hunter Pence went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in a loss to the Dodgers on Sunday.

Pence singled to lead off the eighth inning and came around to score two batters later on Buster Posey's RBI single. The multi-hit game was the first for Pence since Opening Day, and the stolen base was his first on the year. It's been a quiet start to the year for the 34-year-old, who's hitting just .241/.241/.276 in 29 at-bats.
Apr 8 - 9:28 PM

Hunter Pence (thumb) returned to the Giants' starting lineup on Saturday.

Pence was scratched from the lineup on Wednesday when he had issues throwing, but all is better now. He's hitting just .211/.211/.263 with zero RBI in his first 19 plate appearances on the 2018 season.
Apr 7 - 3:32 PM

Hunter Pence was scratched from Wednesday's game against the Mariners with a strained right thumb.

Gregor Blanco gets the start in his place and will play left field. Pence suffered the injury while trying to make a diving catch against Seattle on Tuesday. Bruce Bochy told reporters that they think he'll be able to play again on Friday, but he should be considered day-to-day for now.
Apr 4 - 4:39 PM

Hunter Pence was a late scratch from Wednesday's lineup against the Mariners.

Pence was originally in the lineup playing left and batting seventh, but now that will be Gregor Blanco. No reason has been given yet as to why Pence was scratched, and we'll update you with why the outfielder gets the day off when that information becomes available.
Apr 4 - 4:34 PM

Hunter Pence went 0-for-4 in the loss to the Mariners on Tuesday.

Pence hurt his hand trying to make a diving catch today, but he was able to stay in and finish the game. He's 4-for-18 with a double, no RBI and no walks through five games.
Apr 3 - 8:26 PM

Hunter Pence paced the Giants with two hits Thursday in a season-opening win over the Dodgers.

Pence doubled in the second and singled in the fourth, both off Clayton Kershaw. He struck out and grounded out in his other two at-bats, but it was still a strong debut for the 34-year-old. Pence probably doesn’t need to be owned in fantasy right now but he might be someone to keep an eye on in deeper leagues.
Mar 29 - 10:27 PM

Hunter Pence went 2-for-3 with a run scored in the Giants' 3-0 exhibition win over the Athletics on Tuesday.

Pence started the spring slow, but he will finish with a .314 batting average and .842 OPS in 54 plate appearances. The veteran outfielder is trying to bounce back in his age-35 season after slashing just .260/.315/.385 with 13 home runs in 134 games last year.
Mar 28 - 12:08 AM

Hunter Pence contributed three hits Thursday in the Giants’ Cactus League loss to the Padres.

Pence legged out a triple in the fourth and came around to score on Evan Longoria’s RBI single to right field. He later drove in a run of his own with an RBI single in the fifth inning. Pence entered Thursday’s action with a .167 average in Cactus League play, so he really needed this.
Mar 16 - 1:02 AM

Hunter Pence broke out of his spring slump on Sunday, blasting a grand slam in a 5-4 victory over the Padres in Cactus League play.

Pence's blast came off of Padres' starter Luis Perdomo in the first inning. He finished the day 1-for-2 plus a walk, raising his spring average to .143. The veteran outfielder has gone back to a more open stance that he's comfortable with and the early results were very encouraging on Sunday.
Mar 11 - 10:54 PM

Hunter Pence (illness) is expected to return to action Saturday.

Pence has been limited to just three Cactus League plate appearances so far due to a stiff neck and more recently the flu. He'll be fine.
Mar 2 - 6:05 PM

Hunter Pence is out Tuesday due to the flu.

Prospect Chris Shaw ended up starting in his place. Pence should be back in action in a day or two.
Feb 27 - 3:01 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Nick Hundley
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Kelby Tomlinson
SS1Brandon Crawford
3B1Evan Longoria
2Pablo Sandoval
LF1Hunter Pence
CF1Austin Jackson
2Gorkys Hernandez
RF1Andrew McCutchen
2Gregor Blanco
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Chris Stratton
5Ty Blach
6Derek Holland
7Tyler Beede
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Hunter Strickland
3Tony Watson
4Cory Gearrin
5Sam Dyson
6Will Smith
7Josh Osich
8Pierce Johnson
9Reyes Moronta
10Derek Law
11Julian Fernandez