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Hunter Pence | Outfielder | #8

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (33) / 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 is scheduled to play six innings in a minor league rehab game with Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday.
He'll play seven innings on Sunday. If all continues to progress, he could be looking at a return to the Giants lineup before the end of next week, though there have already been multiple setbacks in his recovery so nothing is a given. Jul 23 - 2:41 PM

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Hunter Pence (hamstring) sat out Wednesday's rehab game at Triple-A Sacramento.

Pence is still feeling soreness in his hamstring and the Giants would prefer not to take chances with the outfielder. Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that he is about a week behind his initial hopeful return target of July 25, which could push his activation date into early August. The hamstring has nagged him at several points during his current rehab assignment, which began July 16.
Jul 20 - 8:00 PM

Hunter Pence (hamstring) could resume his rehab assignment Wednesday.

That was supposed to happen Tuesday, but Pence decided to play it safe after going through pregame drills at Triple-A Sacramento. He did not suffer another setback. Out since June 1 with a severe hamstring strain, Pence has been aiming to return to the Giants' active roster July 25 -- this Sunday. That still seems doable.
Jul 19 - 10:18 PM

Hunter Pence (hamstring) hopes to resume his minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Triple-A Sacramento.

Pence felt some hamstring soreness in his first rehab game on Saturday and was held out of the lineup on Sunday as a precaution. Monday's game was rained out and he plans to go through pre-game activity on Tuesday to show his readiness to return to the lineup.
Jul 19 - 2:44 PM

Hunter Pence (hamstring) is taking a day off Sunday on his rehab assignment but said he's feeling fine.

Pence was pulled from Saturday's game early because he wasn't quite feeling 100 percent, but the setback appears to be minor. Unless something changes, he should still be on track to return from the disabled list in a little over a week.
Jul 17 - 3:07 PM

Giants GM Bobby Evans said Hunter Pence (hamstring) "seems OK" despite leaving his rehab game early on Saturday.

The plan was for Pence to play five innings Saturday for Triple-A Sacramento but he appeared to pull up lame after hitting a third-inning single and was immediately lifted. Pence was hit by a pitch in the first inning, which may have aggravated some scar tissue around his surgically repaired hamstring. He could be back in the lineup as soon as Sunday. This doesn't appear to be a major setback and Pence is still on track to return for the Giants' next homestand.
Source: giants.com
Jul 16 - 11:32 PM

Hunter Pence appeared to re-injure his hamstring Saturday in a rehab game for Triple-A Sacramento.

Pence was supposed to play five innings on Saturday but only made it through three. He pulled up lame after hitting a single and was helped off by a team trainer. Pence was hoping to return for the Giants' next homestand but that seems unlikely after Saturday's setback. The Giants should have an update shortly.
Jul 16 - 9:12 PM

Hunter Pence (hamstring) is set to begin a minor league rehab assignment Saturday with Triple-A Sacramento.

Pence, who is coming back from hamstring surgery, is expected to play five innings in his first game back. He's likely to play at least a week of rehab games, with a possible return when the Giants begin a seven-game homestand on July 25.
Jul 15 - 9:00 PM

Hunter Pence (hamstring) could begin a minor league rehab assignment on Saturday.

He'll need about a week of minor league games before he's ready to return. Pence has made steady progress in his recovery from hamstring surgery, hitting on the field and running at about 80 percent effort over the past week. He should be back for the start of San Francisco's seven-game homestand on July 25.
Jul 14 - 10:41 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Sunday that Hunter Pence (hamstring) is currently running at 80 percent and could begin a minor league rehab stint within a week.

That would put a potential return to the Giants lineup during their first homestand after the All-Star break, which begins on July 25. He's definitely ahead of schedule in his recovery from June's surgery to repair his right hamstring. Before landing on the shelf, Pence was hitting .298/.375/.486 with seven homers and 36 RBI in 50 games.
Jul 10 - 6:25 PM

Hunter Pence (hamstring) hit on the field on Saturday.

He's trending toward a return later this month after undergoing hamstring surgery in early June. Pence "amped up" his activity Saturday but he still isn't ready for explosive movements. He was off to a good start before the injury, hitting .298 with seven homers in 181 at-bats.
Jul 2 - 9:21 PM

Hunter Pence is expected to need surgery on his right hamstring, which would sideline him for eight weeks.

The hamstring tendon near the back of Pence's knee was torn completely off the bone on Wednesday. Ouch. It's obviously a massive blow for the Giants. They'll go with a combination of Jarrett Parker, Mac Williamson, Kelby Tomlinson and possibly Brandon Belt in the outfield to replace Pence, although it wouldn't be a surprise to see them seek help from outside the organization.
Jun 3 - 5:49 PM

Giants placed OF Hunter Pence on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring.

Pence pulled up lame and hurting while trying to leg out a slow grounder to third base in the fourth inning Wednesday and Giants manager Bruce Bochy acknowledged to reporters Thursday that he suffered a severe hamstring strain. We won't see Pence again for at least a month, and it could be much longer than that. He's due to be examined by a specialist Thursday afternoon. Jarrett Parker will take over as the Giants' primary right fielder for now.
Jun 2 - 10:43 AM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that the team would be placing Hunter Pence (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list.

Pence strained his right hamstring in the fourth inning of Wednesday's loss to the Braves and will be undergoing an MRI on Thursday morning. Bochy said that this current hamstring strain is similar to the one that kept the outfielder out of action for five games at the end of May. There is no guarantee that Pence will be fully healthy when his requisite 15 days are up. Jarrett Parker figures to see the majority of at-bats in his absence.
Jun 1 - 11:22 PM

Hunter Pence suffered a right hamstring strain in Wednesday's game against the Braves.

Pence came up hobbled and grabbed the back of his right leg while running out a slow grounder in the fourth inning. He was replaced by Jarrett Parker in the field. Given that he already missed five games at the end of May with an injury to that same right hamstring, the Giants will probably be shuffling him to the disabled list in order to allow him to heal more fully. It could be longer than a 15-day absence, too.
Jun 1 - 9:31 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Trevor Brown
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Ramiro Pena
3Grant Green
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3B1Matt Duffy
2Conor Gillaspie
LF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
3Jarrett Parker
CF1Denard Span
RF1Hunter Pence
2Mac Williamson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Jake Peavy
5Matt Cain
6Albert Suarez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Javier Lopez
4Hunter Strickland
5George Kontos
6Josh Osich
7Cory Gearrin
8Derek Law