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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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Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday that it's becoming "less likely" that Hunter Pence (forearm) returns before the end of April.
It's been looking that way for a while, as Pence still has a bunch of boxes to check. It was reported earlier Tuesday that Pence swung off a tee in a batting cage, although Bochy didn't confirm that, only saying that the outfielder has not resumed full baseball activities. He looks to be at least a couple weeks away from being activated. Apr 21 - 10:44 PM

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Hunter Pence (forearm) swung off a tee in the batting cage on Tuesday.

It appears to be the first time he's swung a real bat, as he had been taking light swings with a fungo bat. Pence should be ready for game action before too long, but he's likely still a few weeks away from a return.
Apr 21 - 7:42 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Thursday that Hunter Pence (forearm) has been taking light swings with a whiffle bat.

He was also able to take very light swings with a fungo bat, but has yet to be cleared to resume hitting. While he has made quick progress in his recovery, the Giants don't expect him to be ready for game action until late next week.
Apr 16 - 7:52 PM

Hunter Pence will undergo another X-ray to determine how his fractured left forearm is healing.

Pence has yet to resume swinging a bat, but it's possible he'll gain clearance after the X-ray. The Giants don't expect him to begin playing in games again for at least another week. He won't be back this month.
Apr 14 - 7:43 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Monday that Hunter Pence (forearm) is not likely to play in rehab games within the next week.

It appears that Pence is still building up his arm strength. He's recovering from a fractured left forearm and while he had his cast taken off a week ago, he's not quite to the point where he's ready to appear in games. He could be ready to rejoin the Giants in late April, but early May is probably a safer guess
Apr 13 - 1:49 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Friday that there's a chance Hunter Pence (forearm) could rejoin the Giants before the end of April.

He wasn't expected to rejoin the lineup until the beginning of May, but he has been progressing nicely in his recovery. The Giants are surely missing the All-Star outfielder in the middle of their lineup and fantasy owners who gambled on him in the middle rounds have to be thrilled at his speedy recovery.
Apr 10 - 8:46 PM

Giants placed OF Hunter Pence on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, with a fractured left forearm.

Pence had his cast removed this weekend but is still roughly two weeks away from being able to swing a bat. He's not expected to rejoin the Giants lineup until the beginning of May.
Apr 5 - 4:13 PM

Hunter Pence (forearm) had his cast removed on Saturday.

He's still 10-14 days away from being able to swing a bat, but appears to be on track for a return to the Giants lineup at the beginning of May. Gregor Blanco is expected to see the biggest boost in playing time in the interim while Pence is sidelined.
Apr 4 - 2:44 PM

Hunter Pence (forearm) did some throwing and sprinting on Thursday.

Pence could have the cast on his fractured left forearm removed as soon as Friday. The outfielder is expected to be sidelined until the beginning of May and there's been no indication to this point that his timetable has changed.
Apr 2 - 8:26 PM

Hunter Pence will be sidelined 6-8 weeks after an X-ray confirmed he has a non-displaced fracture in his left forearm.

Pence suffered the break when he was hit by a pitch just above his wrist during a Cactus League game Thursday. With a 6-8 week timetable, you would have to figure there's a good chance he'll be sidelined for the entire month of April. Pence has played in a major league-leading 383 consecutive games, as he's yet to miss a game since joining the Giants. Obviously that streak will come to an end. Gregor Blanco should be in line to see the bulk of the at-bats during Pence's absence.
Mar 5 - 7:07 PM

Preliminary tests have determined that Hunter Pence has a fractured left forearm.

The Giants are still awaiting X-ray results that they anticipate will confirm the diagnosis of the team's doctor. "Doesn't look good," manager Bruce Bochy said. Pence was injured when he was hit by a pitch during Cactus League play on Thursday. There's no timetable yet for how long he'll be out, but obviously he's not going to be ready for the start of the regular season.
Mar 5 - 6:22 PM

Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that "there seems to be some pessimism" regarding the prognosis of Hunter Pence (hand).

Pence underwent X-rays after having to leave Thursday's Cactus League game following a hit by pitch. Schulman cautions that there's no official word yet, but it sounds like he's hearing Pence's hand could be fractured. An update on the outfielder is expected soon.
Mar 5 - 6:06 PM

Hunter Pence will undergo X-rays on his hand.

Pence left Thursday's Cactus League game after he was hit in the hand by a pitch in the sixth inning. We should have more clarity on his status soon. In the meantime, Giants fans will have to cross their fingers.
Mar 5 - 5:46 PM

Hunter Pence left Thursday's Cactus League game after he was hit in the hand by a pitch.

Pence walked down to first base initially before leaving the game. The Giants should pass along an update soon, but obviously they can't afford to lose him from the middle of their lineup. Pence has appeared in all 162 games in back-to-back seasons.
Mar 5 - 5:06 PM

Hunter Pence had a terrific night at the plate in the Giants' rout of the Royals in Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday, finishing 3-for-5 with a double, three RBI, and two runs scored.

Pence has had a terrific World Series thus far. Saturday's performance brings his series average up to .467 (7-for-15). He has two doubles, a home run, five RBI, and four runs scored. He knocked in the Giants' first run with a fielder's choice in the first inning, then added an RBI single in the fifth and an RBI double in the seventh.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 12:09:00 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Hector Sanchez
3Andrew Susac
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Matt Duffy
SS1Brandon Crawford
3B1Casey McGehee
2Joaquin Arias
LF1Norichika Aoki
2Travis Ishikawa
CF1Angel Pagan
2Justin Maxwell
RF1Hunter Pence
2Gregor Blanco
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
8Erik Cordier