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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 (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

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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

Giants manager Bruce Bochy indicated that the team will make a decision on Friday on whether or not to place Hunter Pence (wrist) on the disabled list.

Pence continues to experience discomfort in his left wrist and is unable to perform baseball activities. While Pence remains optimistic that he'll be able to avoid the DL, it seems like the most logical scenario at this point.
Jun 11 - 7:20 PM

Hunter Pence (wrist) is likely to be placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday.

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi tweeted Wednesday afternoon that the Giants were growing optimistic Pence would be able to avoid the disabled list, but Pence was unable to do any baseball activities before Wednesday night's game in New York due to lingering discomfort in his left wrist. He's now been inactive for eight straight days. Justin Maxwell should continue to start in right field for the Giants. Jarrett Parker has been called up from Triple-A Sacramento to provide more depth.
Jun 10 - 5:54 PM

According to FOX Sports' Jon Morosi, the Giants are optimistic Hunter Pence (wrist) can avoid the disabled list.

Pence is inactive Thursday for an eighth consecutive day due to lingering tendinitis in his left wrist, but the Giants must feel he's getting close. Justin Maxwell and Gregor Blanco have been handling right field, but Blanco now has a concussion so it'll be on Maxwell until Pence is ready. It's been a frustrating 2015 for Pence, who missed all of April and half of May with a fractured left forearm.
Jun 10 - 5:24 PM

Hunter Pence (wrist) could be placed on the disabled list.

Pence felt more discomfort Tuesday in his right wrist when he tried to swing off a tee and take soft-toss batting practice, meaning he'll be out of the lineup for the seventh straight day. He'll attempt to take more swings before the game, but Giants manager Bruce Bochy admitted that it was "a possibility" the outfielder would need a DL stint. "I don’t say likely," Bochy said. "Ask me that in the next day or so. I might switch over to likely."
Jun 9 - 6:16 PM

Hunter Pence (wrist) remained out of the Giants' lineup Tuesday against the Mets.

Pence hasn't played in a week due to tendinitis in his right wrist. He originally hoped to be ready to go after Monday's off-day, but apparently he's not close to 100 percent yet. Gregor Blanco will fill in.
Jun 9 - 3:46 PM

Hunter Pence (wrist) took 15 swings in the batting cage prior to Sunday's game and is available off the bench.

Pence has been out of the lineup all weekend due to tendinitis in his right wrist, but he remains in line to return to action on Tuesday following the off day. The outfielder sports a .282/.329/.451 batting line with a couple homers this season.
Jun 7 - 1:26 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Saturday that he expects Hunter Pence to return to the lineup on Tuesday.

While Pence is beginning to feel better, he won't start swinging a bat until Sunday. Gregor Blanco should get another start in his absence for Sunday's series finale against the Phillies.
Jun 6 - 1:25 PM

Hunter Pence (wrist) remains out of the Giants starting lineup on Saturday.

Pence is expected to miss at least a couple of games due to tendinitis in his right wrist. Gregor Blanco is drawing the start in his place and will hit eighth for the Giants on Saturday.
Jun 6 - 1:10 PM

Hunter Pence could be sidelined for a few more days after being diagnosed with tendinitis in his left wrist.

Pence got a late start to the season with a fractured left forearm, but he had an X-ray and MRI and was cleared of any possible re-injury of that area. The outfielder hasn't played since Tuesday and it sounds like he might be held out of action all weekend.
Jun 5 - 4:36 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Andrew Susac
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Joaquin Arias
SS1Brandon Crawford
3B1Matt Duffy
2Casey McGehee
LF1Nori Aoki
2Travis Ishikawa
CF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
RF1Hunter Pence
2Justin Maxwell
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Matt Cain
3Tim Hudson
4Jake Peavy
5Tim Lincecum
6Ryan Vogelsong
7Chris Heston
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Jeremy Affeldt
4Javier Lopez
5Jean Machi
6George Kontos
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Hunter Strickland
9Michael Broadway