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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 not in the lineup for Wednesday's contest with the Diamondbacks.
Just a typical day off here, no injury to report. Pence is just 4-for-24 lifetime against Diamondbacks starter Zack Greinke. Henry Blanco takes his place in right field and will hit seventh. Apr 20 - 6:32 PM

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Hunter Pence hit his sixth career grand slam Thursday off the Dodgers' Pedro Baez.

Originally expected to hit fifth to begin the year, Pence found himself in the cleanup spot after the late switch dropping Matt Duffy from third to sixth. It gives his value a boost if he can stay there. He's 5-for-17 right now.
Apr 7 - 7:57 PM

Hunter Pence contributed two hits in Wednesday’s loss to the Brewers.

Both were singles. We didn’t get to see much of Pence last year as injuries limited him to just 52 games. He saw a whopping 23 pitches in his four at-bats Wednesday. That kind of plate discipline should go a long way as Pence looks to make up for lost time.
Apr 6 - 5:44 PM

Hunter Pence launched his third home run of the spring on Monday versus the Athletics.

The longball came in the fourth inning off of Chris Bassitt. Pence was slowed by a sore Achilles early on in spring training, but he now has eight hits -- including the three dingers -- over 19 at-bats. The veteran outfielder should have a nice bounce-back season in 2016 after last year's injury-filled campaign.
Mar 21 - 6:43 PM

Hunter Pence had an RBI single in Saturday's Cactus League loss to the A's.

Pence finished 1-for-3 as the Giants mustered just six hits, all singles, on the afternoon. He's now got five RBI and is batting .438 with a 1.251 OPS during Cactus League play. The Achilles injury that sidelined him early in camp isn't an issue, and after an injury-marred 2015 season Pence should be back to his usual self in 2016.
Mar 19 - 7:45 PM

Hunter Pence (Achilles) clubbed a two-run homer in his Cactus League debut Friday against the Mariners.

Pence tweaked his right Achilles early on in camp, but it’s safe to say that he’s feeling fine now. It’s worth noting that Bruce Bochy batted Matt Duffy third, Buster Posey fourth, and Pence fifth in his lineup on Friday. This could be the alignment we see during the regular season.
Mar 11 - 5:41 PM

Hunter Pence (Achilles) is slated to make his Cactus League debut on Friday.

Pence is reportedly looking spry around the clubhouse and tried to talk Giants manager Bruce Bochy into letting him play Wednesday. However, the skipper plans to hold the outfielder back until Friday. Pence has been dealing with an Achilles injury for a week and a half but appears to have put the ailment behind him.
Mar 8 - 6:48 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Hunter Pence (Achilles) could make his Cactus League debut on Wednesday.

He hurt his Achilles during base running drills last Saturday but is already on the mend. Angel Pagan (knee) is also expected to make his debut next week. Pence is obviously in no danger of missing Opening Day.
Mar 5 - 6:56 PM

Hunter Pence was diagnosed with inflammation in his right Achilles following an MRI on Monday.

In other words, there's no structural damage. Pence will miss about a week, but there's still plenty of time to get ready for the start of the season.
Mar 1 - 1:12 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Monday that he doesn't expect Hunter Pence (Achilles) to appear in a Cactus League game for a week.

Pence underwent an MRI Monday on his right Achilles as a precaution, but he said that he "feels great" and that they're being "extremely conservative" with the injury. "I do want to get out there as soon as possible, but the most important thing is getting it completely feeling good because we don't want to start over," Pence said. Assuming that the MRI doesn't reveal anything, this should just be a minor setback. Pence won't need too many spring training at-bats to get ready for the season.
Feb 29 - 4:28 PM

Hunter Pence will undergo an MRI on his right Achilles.

Pence felt some discomfort in his right heel Saturday while doing baserunning drills and the Giants want to be sure they're not dealing with something serious before they let him back into team workouts. He was walking around without a limp on Monday afternoon in Giants camp, so it's a safe bet he didn't suffer a tear. There should be an update out of Arizona on Tuesday.
Feb 29 - 2:17 PM

Hunter Pence left Saturday's workout with Achilles tendinitis.

Pence couldn't go at full speed during base running drills so the Giants sat him down as a precaution. He'll be sidelined for at least the next 2-3 days and probably won't play in Wednesday's exhibition opener against the Angels. The Giants don't have any tests scheduled for Pence. "It’s very minor—nothing to worry about," said Pence. "Just trying to be smart about it." Consider him day-to-day.
Feb 27 - 4:16 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy on Thursday said he "would be shocked" if Hunter Pence (oblique) returned this season.

He doesn't expect to get Brandon Belt (concussion), Nori Aoki (concussion) or Gregor Blanco (concussion) back, either. "I’m at that point with all of them," Bochy said. "Blanco, Aoki, Belt, Hunter, I would be shocked if any of them would play this year." Pence had been holding out hope of a return during the Giants' last homestand, but the Giants are effectively out of the playoff hunt and it doesn't make sense to push him. Pence hasn't played since mid-August due to a strained oblique.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 11:47:00 AM

Hunter Pence (oblique) continues to make slow progress in his recovery, but is hoping to return during the team's final homestand.

Pence has been sidelined since mid-August with a strained oblique. He has been taking dry swings in recent days, but still has some major hurdles to climb before making his way back onto the field before season's end.
Fri, Sep 18, 2015 07:50:00 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday that he's hoping Hunter Pence (oblique) will make it back for the final homestand of the season.

That would be September 28-October 4. Bochy expressed some doubt on Monday that it would be worth bringing Pence back, but he and the training staff were a little more optimistic Tuesday. Pence has been sidelined since mid-August with a strained oblique.
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 07:50:00 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
CF1Denard Span
RF1Hunter Pence
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Jake Peavy
5Matt Cain
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Javier Lopez
4Hunter Strickland
5George Kontos
6Josh Osich
7Cory Gearrin
8Derek Law
9Michael Broadway
10Steven Okert