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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 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

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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

Hunter Pence (wrist) is still 5-7 days away from baseball activity.

Pence was able to shed the splint he'd been wearing, but after being re-evaluated the outfielder will still need some down time before ramping up the work. The Giants are certainly eager to get Pence back with Nori Aoki now on the disabled list as well, but they won't rush him. Pence is likely out until after the All-Star break at least.
Jun 24 - 7:52 PM

Hunter Pence (wrist) will wear a splint for 5-7 days.

Pence is dealing with tendinitis in his left wrist and simply hasn't shown enough improvement to resume swinging a bat. He's obviously still a ways off from returning.
Jun 16 - 2:53 PM

Hunter Pence (wrist) is not ready to swing a bat.

Pence has a tendon issue in his left wrist and will have to wait for it to heal before being cleared to resume swinging. Needless to say, he won't be ready to return from the DL when eligible on Thursday.
Jun 16 - 2:07 PM

Hunter Pence (wrist) could take some light swings on Tuesday.

He's done some other baseball activities but hasn't been allowed to swing just yet. Pence is dealing with a tendon issue in his left wrist, an ailment thought to have been brought on by a bone callous from the broken forearm he suffered in spring training. He's obviously not close to returning.
Jun 15 - 7:59 PM

Hunter Pence (wrist) said the bone callous from the broken forearm he suffered in spring training is aggravating his tendon.

It's going to be at least a few more days until he resumes baseball activities. The earliest Pence can return from the DL is June 18, though it's unlikely he'll be back by then. Justin Maxwell has been getting most of the playing time in right field with Pence sidelined.
Jun 13 - 5:40 PM

Giants placed OF Hunter Pence on the 15-day disabled list with a left wrist injury.

Pence wanted to stay off the DL, but he's currently unable to perform baseball activities due to a sore left wrist. The outfielder hasn't played since the beginning of June and a trip to the DL is probably the best thing for him.
Jun 12 - 4:48 PM

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