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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 (knee) went 2-for-3 in Sunday's loss to the Rockies.
Pence did not start on Saturday due to a sore left knee, but showed no ill effects on Sunday. Indeed, Pence was the only Giants batter to pick up more than one hit in the 8-0 defeat. Through his first 69 at-bats of the season, the veteran outfielder is working to a .304/.372/.406 triple-slash with one home run and eight RBI. Apr 23 - 6:07 PM

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Hunter Pence (knee) is back in the Giants' lineup Sunday.

Pence didn't start Saturday due to a sore left knee, but he drew a walk in that game and scored from first on a double. He's in right field and batting third versus Kyle Freeland and the Rockies.
Apr 23 - 1:01 PM

Hunter Pence (knee) said he’ll be available off the bench on Saturday.

Pence twisted his knee early in Friday night’s loss but never came out of the game. He expects to be back in the lineup for Sunday’s series finale. Gorkys Hernandez is spelling him in right field on Saturday.
Apr 22 - 8:25 PM

Hunter Pence (leg) is not in the Giants' lineup Saturday against the Rockies.

Pence slipped and landed awkwardly on his left leg while playing the outfield on Friday night. The injury doesn't appear to be too serious, but the Giants will play it safe by giving him the day off on Saturday. Gorkys Hernandez will man right field and bat eighth against Rockies hurler Antonio Senzatela.
Source: CSN Bay Area
Apr 22 - 5:26 PM

Hunter Pence went 3-for-4 and knocked in a pair of runs against the Rockies on Friday.

Pence has his average up to .340 in the early going, which is kind of surprising, as long as he seemed to be this spring.
Apr 15 - 1:12 AM

Hunter Pence went 1-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts in Thursday’s loss to the Rockies.

The Giants were unable to scrape together much of anything on offense, finishing out with just five hits in the 3-1 defeat. Pence scored the lone run of the game for the home team when he reached base on a fielder’s choice in the seventh inning, moved to third on a Conor Gillaspie single and then touched home plate on an Eduardo Nunez sacrifice fly. Through the first 11 games of the season, Pence is working to a .302/.375/.465 triple-slash with one home run, four RBI and six runs scored.
Apr 14 - 5:16 AM

Hunter Pence finished 2-for-4 with a run scored in the Giants' defeat of the Diamondbacks on Monday.

Pence hit a two-out single in the third inning and then scored the Giants' fourth run of the game after stroking a leadoff double in the seventh. The veteran outfielder is batting .281/.324/.500 with three RBI and four runs scored through eight regular-season games.
Apr 10 - 7:38 PM

Hunter Pence went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Padres.

Pence connected for a two-run shot off Clayton Richard in the third inning to boost the Giants to a 4-0 advantage. Buster Posey would follow that with a solo dinger and with Johnny Cueto on the mound, the Giants pulled off a relatively easy 5-3 win. Pence's home run was his first of the season. He is looking to turn in a healthy campaign after injuries limited him to a combined 158 games played over the past two seasons.
Apr 9 - 8:44 PM

Hunter Pence went 2-for-5 with an RBI single and a triple in Wednesday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

Pence picked up an RBI single against Taijuan Walker in the third inning. He also joined teammate Brandon Belt in notching a triple in the contest. None of this was enough to prevent the Diamondbacks from crashing down the gates for an 8-6 win. Last season, the veteran outfielder worked to a .289 batting average while bopping 13 homers and 57 RBI across 106 games played. He appeared in all 162 games during the 2013 and 2014 seasons, but injuries have limited him to just 158 combined contests over the last two campaigns.
Apr 6 - 1:19 AM

Hunter Pence went 2-for-4 with a double in a win over the Athletics on Friday in an exhibition game at AT&T Park.

It has been a tough spring training for Pence but he seems to be rounding into form just in time for the regular season to begin. He battled an oblique injury early in camp that may have contributed to his struggles. Even after the good game today his batting average still sits at .190 in 58 at-bats. Pence missed two months of action last season, finishing with a .289 batting average, 13 home runs and 57 RBI in 106 games.
Apr 1 - 1:56 AM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that Hunter Pence (oblique) is "ready to go" for Friday's Cactus League opener.

Pence is dealing with an intercostal injury initially sustained prior to the start of spring camp. He took part in batting practice on Wednesday, though, and there doesn't seem to be any reason for long term concern. Said Bochy, "I’ll make that call [Thursday] once I talk to the staff, but Hunter assured me he’s a full go with no limitations, and he really wants to play [on Friday]."
Source: CSN Bay Area
Feb 22 - 4:59 PM

Hunter Pence (oblique) took some swings against Madison Bumgarner on Tuesday.

Pence tweaked his side before reporting to camp, but he took swings off a tee and in the batting cage on Sunday and now he's been cleared to face live pitching. It's a sign that he should be good to go pretty soon.
Feb 21 - 1:19 PM

Hunter Pence (oblique) took 25 swings in a batting cage on Sunday.

Pence is being brought along slowly after tweaking his oblique prior to the start of spring training. He's making nice progress and shouldn't be too far behind his Giants teammates.
Feb 19 - 2:26 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Friday that Hunter Pence had to slow down his workouts recently after receiving treatment on his side.

Pence will be re-evaluated when he reports to spring training in Arizona, but Bochy doesn't think the injury is a big deal. It probably isn't, but it's a reminder that the veteran outfielder has been very injury-prone the last two seasons after being a bastion of health previously.
Feb 10 - 1:57 PM

Hunter Pence went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBI in Tuesday's win over the Rockies.

This was an annihilation. A few fun statistics of note from the 12-3 win: The Giants collected nine extra-base hits in the contest, with only Angel Pagan failing to pick up an extra-base knock among regular batters. Included in that barrage, four triples (two by Brandon Crawford). Seven players finished with multiple hits. For his part, Pence connected for a solo home run in the fifth inning, going back-to-back with Buster Posey. This season, the veteran outfielder is hitting .294/.364/.463 with 13 homers and 56 RBI over 374 at-bats.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 01:39:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Nick Hundley
3Trevor Brown
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Aaron Hill
SS1Brandon Crawford
3B1Eduardo Nunez
2Conor Gillaspie
LF1Jarrett Parker
2Mac Williamson
3Chris Marrero
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
2Hunter Strickland
3Derek Law
4Cory Gearrin
5George Kontos
6Steven Okert
7Neil Ramirez
8Chris Stratton
9Will Smith