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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
Contract: view contract details
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Hunter Pence (hamstring) returned to the Giants starting lineup on Saturday.
Pence missed nearly a week's worth of starts due to a nagging hamstring injury, but appears to be ready to go now. The 33-year-old is hitting .292/.378/.484 with seven homers and 33 RBI in 161 at-bats on the season. May 28 - 1:32 PM

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Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Hunter Pence (hamstring) could still return to the Giants lineup on Friday.

Pence will test out his hamstring in the outfield and on the bases before Friday's game. Even if he doesn't make his way into the lineup, it sounds as though he's close and should return in the next day or two.
May 27 - 7:04 PM

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

Pence has been limited to a couple pinch-hitting opportunities over the last week due to a sore right hamstring. Jarrett Parker is filling in in right field.
May 27 - 5:07 PM

Hunter Pence (hamstring) remains absent from the Giants' starting lineup on Wednesday afternoon.

Pence has been dealing with right hamstring discomfort since Saturday and told reporters Tuesday that he plans to take it easy and let the muscle fully heal. There's a chance he could return Friday after Thursday's scheduled off day, but it's not guaranteed. Jarrett Parker is starting in left field and Gregor Blanco is in right field Wednesday versus Padres right-hander James Shields.
May 25 - 1:25 PM

Hunter Pence (hamstring) is out of the Giants' starting lineup again on Tuesday versus the Padres.

Jarrett Parker will start in left field and bat seventh and Gregor Blanco will start in right field and bat eighth. Pence has been bothered by hamstring discomfort since Saturday, though he did hit a walkoff bloop double on Monday night against the Padres. He remains day-to-day.
May 24 - 6:14 PM

Hunter Pence (hamstring) delivered a walk-off pop-up RBI double in Monday's win over the Padres.

It was a ball that should have been caught, but the Giants will take it. Pence has missed three straight starts with a mild right hamstring strain and didn't feel comfortable taking swings in batting practice Monday, but he's not far off.
May 24 - 8:42 AM

Hunter Pence was diagnosed with a mild right hamstring strain following an MRI.

Pence has missed the last two games, but he's scheduled to take batting practice on Monday and could potentially talk his way into the lineup if he feels good. Either way, it doesn't sound like he'll be sidelined for much longer.
May 23 - 7:11 PM

Hunter Pence (hamstring) is out again Monday against the Padres.

Pence has now missed three straight games with right hamstring soreness. The Giants continue to call him day-to-day. Gregor Blanco is starting in right field again Monday.
May 23 - 6:22 PM

Hunter Pence (hamstring) is once again absent from the Giants starting lineup on Sunday.

Pence is dealing with soreness in his right hamstring, which also caused him to miss Saturday's game. He is available off the bench as a pinch-hitter, but manager Bruce Bochy thought it would be best to give him an extra day of rest. Gregor Blanco will once again start in his place in right field with Angel Pagan manning left field.
May 22 - 6:08 PM

Hunter Pence is dealing with a sore right hamstring.

That would explain why Gregor Blanco is filling in at right field Saturday against the Cubs. Manager Bruce Bochy said Pence will be available to pinch-hit. He should be back in the lineup for Sunday's series finale.
May 21 - 5:15 PM

Hunter Pence is not in the Giants' starting lineup Saturday against the Cubs.

He's just getting a breather. It's only Pence's second absence of the year. Gregor Blanco will handle right field with Kelby Tomlinson making a surprise start in left. Pence is tied for fourth in the NL with 32 RBI.
May 21 - 4:31 PM

Hunter Pence homered off Drew Pomeranz to supply both Giants runs Wednesday against the Padres.

It was worth wondering just how much the 33-year-old Pence would rebound after his injury-filled 2015, but he's off to a smashing start, with seven homers and an .885 OPS to date. He's finished with that high of an OPS just once in his career, when he came in at .899 in 108 games as a 24-year-old rookie in 2007.
May 19 - 1:02 AM

Hunter Pence didn't miss a beat in his return to action on Friday, going 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI in a victory over the Rockies.

Pence sat out Thursday's contest due to tightness in his back, but it didn't appear to be bothering him at all on Friday. He's off to a fantastic start at the dish in 2016, slashing .296/.392/.500 with five homers and 24 RBI.
May 7 - 8:18 AM

Hunter Pence is dealing with back tightness.

That would explain his absence from Thursday's starting lineup. He's hoping to return on Friday. Pence has gotten off to a strong start, hitting .279 with five homers and 23 RBI through 29 games.
May 5 - 8:43 PM

Hunter Pence is not in the Giants' lineup Thursday against the Rockies.

It's a maintenance day for Pence, who has appeared in all 29 games this season. He'll be available off the bench. With Pence getting a breather, Gregor Blanco will start in right field and bat eighth.
May 5 - 6:39 PM

Depth Charts

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