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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 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

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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

Hunter Pence was lifted from Wednesday's game against the Braves with an apparent right leg injury.

Pence hit a slow roller to third base in the fourth inning and pulled up about halfway clutching the back of his right leg. Jarrett Parker subsequently took over for him in right field. This could well be a re-aggravation of a hamstring injury that forced Pence out of action for five games near the end of May. A disabled list stint is almost certain.
Jun 1 - 8:26 PM

Hunter Pence went 3-for-5 and drove home three runs on Sunday as the Giants topped the Rockies 8-3 in an afternoon showdown at Coors Field.

Pence, who missed most of the week with a hamstring injury, doubled three times in the game and scored a pair of runs. He has been a force in the middle of the Giants lineup when healthy this season, slashing .304/.384/.503 with seven homers and 36 RBI.
May 29 - 9:34 PM

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

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

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C1Buster Posey
2Trevor Brown
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Kelby Tomlinson
3Ramiro Pena
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3B1Matt Duffy
2Conor Gillaspie
LF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
3Jarrett Parker
CF1Denard Span
RF1Hunter Pence
2Mac Williamson
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S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Jake Peavy
5Matt Cain
6Albert Suarez
Relief Pitcher
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Javier Lopez
4Hunter Strickland
5George Kontos
6Josh Osich
7Cory Gearrin
8Derek Law
9Chris Stratton