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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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Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Monday that he anticipates Hunter Pence (hamstring) being another week away from returning.
Pence did sprints in the outfield and went through agility drills Monday, saying afterward that he's "got to run a little better, but I'm close, very close." The veteran outfielder will go through the same routine Tuesday. It's unclear whether he'll require a rehab assignment before being activated. May 22 - 6:11 PM

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Hunter Pence (hamstring) ran sprints and did agility drills Monday.

Pence surely won't be ready for activation when first eligible on Tuesday, but his activities Monday would seem to be a good sign that he's not far off. It's unclear whether he'll require a rehab assignment before returning to the Giants' lineup.
May 22 - 4:49 PM

Hunter Pence (hamstring) has yet to resume running.

Pence had been hoping to be ready for activation from the disabled list when first eligible on Tuesday, but that won't happen. It's unclear when he might be cleared to test out his strained left hamstring with some running.
May 21 - 12:48 PM

Giants placed OF Hunter Pence on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to May 13, with a left hamstring strain.

Pence used to be thought of as an iron man in the sport, having played in 154+ games every season from 2008-14. However, this is his fifth trip to the disabled list since the beginning of the 2015 season. For what it's worth, Pence thinks he'll be ready to return around when he's eligible on May 23. Justin Ruggiano has been filling in for Pence in right field, but Mac Williamson has replaced him on the roster and he should see some starts, as well.
May 15 - 5:29 PM

Hunter Pence underwent an MRI on his ailing left hamstring and may need a stint on the disabled list.

Pence hasn't started since Thursday and it doesn't appear he's made much improvement. The Giants say they'll likely have a decision after the game as to whether they will DL the veteran outfielder.
May 14 - 2:53 PM

Hunter Pence (hamstring) remained out of the Giants' lineup Sunday.

Pence hasn't started since Thursday due to a tight hamstring, although he did pinch-hit Friday. He's considered day-to-day. Justin Ruggiano is getting a third straight start in right field.
May 14 - 1:26 PM

Hunter Pence is not in the Giants' starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's contest against the Reds.

Pence didn't start on Friday either but did appear as a pinch hitter. Justin Ruggiano is drawing another start in his place in right field and is batting eighth for the Giants on Saturday.
May 13 - 2:24 PM

Hunter Pence hit his third home run of the season Monday in the Giants' loss to the Mets.

Pence got the Giants started on the right foot with a two-run blast in the top of the first inning, but they'd go on to lose the game in the bottom of the ninth. Pence finished the night 1-for-4. He's batting .254/.304/.361 in 33 games this season.
May 8 - 11:13 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Nick Hundley
1B1Brandon Belt
2Michael Morse
2B1Joe Panik
2Aaron Hill
SS1Brandon Crawford
3B1Christian Arroyo
2Conor Gillaspie
LF1Eduardo Nunez
2Mac Williamson
3Justin Ruggiano
4Jarrett 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
2Hunter Strickland
3Derek Law
4Cory Gearrin
5George Kontos
6Steven Okert
7Bryan Morris
8Josh Osich
9Will Smith