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8 Hunter Pence RF
Height/Weight: 6-4/218 | Birthdate: 4/13/1983 | Birthplace: Fort Worth, TX | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: San Francisco | College: Texas-Arlington | MLB Experience: 9 | Salary: $13,800,000 | Owned/Started%: 93/4 | Average Draft Position: 157.53
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Giants' Hunter Pence making progress from wrist injury


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5:50 pm ET) Giants outfielder Hunter Pence will begin swinging a bat Tuesday, reports the San Jose Mercury News.

Pence will initially swing a fungo bat off a tee before taking live batting practice. He has been sidelined since June 2 with a wrist injury.


Giants' Hunter Pence remains week away from baseball activities


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/24/2015) Giants right fielder Hunter Pence, who is dealing with a wrist injury, is still about a week removed from being able to participate in any baseball activities, per the San Jose Mercury News.

Manager Bruce Bochy said Pence was able to remove the splint on his wrist and was reevaluated on Wednesday.

Pence will not be ready to return from the 15-day disabled list when he is first eligible.


Giants RF Hunter Pence (wrist) won't return from DL when eligible


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/16/2015) Giants right fielder Hunter Pence has not been cleared to swing a bat, and will not be ready to return when first eligible, according to CSN Bay Area.

Pence will need to wait for the tendon in his wrist to heal before moving on to the next step in his recovery from wrist tendinitis. 


Giants OF Hunter Pence plays catch, ready for dry swings


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2015) Giants outfielder Hunter Pence, who is on the disabled list due to left wrist tendinitis, resumed playing catch Monday, manager Bruce Bochy said, per MLB.com. Pence is expected to take dry swings Tuesday.

"I think he's a lot more optimistic now that he had the treatment," Bochy said. "He feels like he could swing."


Report: Giants RF Hunter Pence (wrist) placed on DL


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2015) Left wrist tendinitis has motivated the Giants to place right fielder Hunter Pence on the disabled list, per Fox Sports Insider Ken Rosenthal.

Pence has been sidelined for the last seven games. He will at least have fond memories of his last game before going down - a three-hit effort against Pittsburgh that improved his slash line to .282/.329/.451.


Giants waiting until Friday to decide fate of RF Hunter Pence


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/11/2015) With Giants right fielder Hunter Pence missing a seventh straight game on Thursday, the team will soon need to decide whether or not to place him on the disabled list. Pence has been dealing with tendinitis in his left wrist.

Manager Bruce Bochy said the team would wait until Friday to make a decision regarding a DL-stint for Pence, according to the San Francisco Chronicle


Giants OF Hunter Pence out a seventh straight game Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2015) Giants outfielder Hunter Pence did not return to the starting lineup Thursday against the Mets, missing a seventh straight game due to a wrist injury. Pence has not played since June 2.

Giants RF Hunter Pence (wrist) still unable to go on Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/10/2015) Giants right fielder Hunter Pence will miss his sixth consecutive game on Wednesday due to wrist tendinitis. Pence has not played since last week due to the injury and it is not known when he will be able to return. A trip to the disabled list hasn not yet been ruled out.

Justin Maxwell will take over in right field once again while Pence is sidelined. 


Giants RF Hunter Pence (wrist) remains out of the lineup Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/9/2015) Still bothered by a sore wrist, Giants right fielder Hunter Pence is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's clash with the Mets. Pence has not appeared in a game since last Tuesday due to the wrist injury. Justin Maxwell is handling right field on Tuesday.

Pence indicated that the injury is not getting better and it feels even worse when he tries to swing. He's probably at least a few days away from returning, and a trip to the disabled list is a possibility, accordong to the San Francisco Chronicle.


Giants' Hunter Pence remains out of lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2015) Giants right fielder Hunter Pence is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Phillies.

Pence has been out since Tuesday while dealing with a wrist injury. Manager Bruce Bochy said on Saturday that the outfielder would likely return to action on Tuesday against the Mets.

"He could he pinch hit...I will do all I can not to pinch hit him to give him today off," Bochy said Sunday, per the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Pence has hit .282/.329/.451 with two home runs and 13 RBI in 71 at-bats.


Giants OF Hunter Pence a no-go again Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2015) As expected, Giants outfielder Hunter Pence is absent from the lineup Saturday in Philadelphia with a wrist ailment. Bruce Bochy, who had already stated that he would be out until at least Sunday, said he should return for the first game of the series against the Mets on Tuesday.

Pence, who missed the first six weeks of the season, has been sidelined since June 2. He had rebounded from a 2-for-20 slide with four hits in his last two games.


Giants RF Hunter Pence (wrist) could be out until Sunday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2015) Giants right fielder Hunter Pence was held out of the lineup again for the second straight day because of a bone bruise in his wrist, in addition to tendinitis, per the Bay Area News Group. The Giants have Justin Maxwell in right field in place of Pence.

Manager Brucr Bochy told reporters he doesn't expect to have Pence back in the lineup until Sunday, and said even that might be a optimistic. He is hitting .270 (10 for 37) with one home run and six RBI over his last nine games.


Giants' Pence, Crawford out with minor injuries on Wednesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2015) Giants manager Bruce Bochy told reporters that Hunter Pence has a minor left wrist issue and Brandon Crawford is experiencing some calf soreness, which is why both were awarded the day off Wednesday against the Pirates, per the San Francisco Chronicle.

Pence is hitting .270 (10 for 37) with one home run and six RBI over his last nine games. Crawford is hitting .361 (26 for 72) with three homers and 19 RBI over his last 18 games.

San Francisco will start a three-game weekend series in Philadelphia on Friday.


Giants RF Hunter Pence receives a breather on Thursday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2015) Giants right fielder Hunter Pence received a breather Wednesday against the Pirates. With Pence on the bench, manager Bruce Bochy moved Angel Pagan from the seventh spot to the No. 3 hole in the order.

Pence is hitting .270 (10 for 37) with one home run and six RBI over his last nine games.

San Francisco is an underdog (+115) at home against Pittsburgh, per VegasInsider.com.


Giants RF Hunter Pence has three-hit night in loss on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/3/2015) Giants right fielder Hunter Pence had a three-hit game, including his fourth double of the season, in Tuesday's 7-4 loss to the Pirates. 

Pence, who also scored a run on Tuesday, has hit safely in 12 of his 18 games since coming off of the disabled list in mid-May.


Giants OF Hunter Pence drives in two runs Thursday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2015) Giants outfielder Hunter Pence used his only hit to drive in two runs during Thursday's 7-0 win over the Braves.

Pence was 0 for 3 before hitting a triple off Brandon Cunniff in the eighth inning. Pence drove in two runs with the triple to give the Giants a 5-0 lead. He finished the game 1 for 4.

Pence is 11 for 35 with one home run and 10 RBI in his last nine games.


Giants RF Hunter Pence records RBI in win against Brewers


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(5/27/2015) Giants right fielder Hunter Pence is getting back into the groove of things. He got a hit, an RBI and scored a run in his team's 6-3 win over the Brewers on Tuesday.

Pence, who missed a huge portion of the season because of a lingering forearm injury, is hitting .326 with two home runs and 10 RBI in 43 at-bats this season.


Giants' Hunter Pence collects three hits Monday vs. Brewers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2015) Giants right fielder Hunter Pence went 3 for 4 with a walk, a double, two RBI and a stolen base in his team's 8-4 win over the Brewers on Monday.

Pence opened his team's series in Milwaukee in fine form, capping a seven-run sixth inning with a two-run double after scoring a run himself earlier in the frame. He's done a great job at the plate since coming back from a broken arm, hitting .342/.390/.500 with one home run, nine RBI and one stolen base in 38 at-bats.


Giants' Hunter Pence batting cleanup Monday vs. Brewers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2015) Giants right fielder Hunter Pence is batting cleanup in Monday's matchup with the Brewers.

It's just the second time since Pence's return that he's been slotted into the fourth spot in the lineup. He has plenty of experience against Monday starter Kyle Lohse, going 17 for 57 with four doubles and five RBI against Lohse in his career.

The Giants are underdogs (+115) in Milwaukee on Monday, per VegasInsider.com.


Giants OF Hunter Pence drives in two runs Thursday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2015) Giants outfielder Hunter Pence went 2 for 4 with two RBI to help lead the Giants to a 4-0 win over the Dodgers on Thursday.

Pence drove in a run when he singled off Clayton Kershaw in the fourth inning and he added his second RBI in the eighth when he reached based on an infield single, which scored Angel Pagan.

The two hits broke an 0-for-8 streak over his last two games. He is now 6 for 20 with four RBI in his first five games since returning from a fractured forearm.


Buster Posey third, Hunter Pence cleanup in Giants lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2015) Giants right fielder Hunter Pence has been moved into the cleanup spot for the Wednesday night game against Dodgers left-hander Brett Anderson.

Usual cleanup hitter Buster Posey will bat third.

Pence is 4-for-12 since returning from injury.


Giants' Hunter Pence slugs first home run Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2015) Giants right fielder Hunter Pence went 2 for 5 with a home run and two RBI in his team's 9-8 win over the Reds on Sunday.

Pence made his season debut Saturday after missing the beginning of the season with a broken forearm and went 2 for 3 with three runs scored in his return. He kept it up Sunday, scoring a run in the second inning and cranking a two-run home run in the third. Pence will look to stay hot when the Giants open a three-game home series with the Dodgers on Tuesday.


RF Hunter Pence rejoins Giants for Saturday game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2015) Ten weeks after breaking his forearm in spring training, Giants right fielder and emotional leader Hunter Pence is back in the lineup Saturday in Cincinnati. He is batting sixth.

Pence has produced at least 20 home runs and 70 RBI in each of the last seven seasons.

"Things happen to you," Pence said to MLB.com. "It's my belief they happen for a reason and there's something to learn from it. I got an opportunity to just work on just being a good teammate while I was hurt."

His return was not unexpected. It was anticipated that he would be activated Saturday after performing well in five rehab games.


Report: Giants' Hunter Pence (forearm) could be activated Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/15/2015) Giants right fielder Hunter Pence is reportedly on his way to join the team in Cincinnati, and could be activated from the disabled list as early as Saturday. Pence has been sidelined all season after suffering a broken forearm in spring training. 

"It's probably a little sooner than we thought, but the way he's swinging, he's ready," manager Bruce Bochy said, per the Bay Area News Group. "The last couple games have been good for him. He says he's never felt better, so he's on his way. We missed him: his presence and energy and enthusiasm, all those things, and the talent he brings."


Giants' Hunter Pence hitting well in rehab assignment


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/15/2015) Giants outfielder Hunter Pence played in his fifth rehab game on Thursday, as he continues to work his way back from a broken forearm suffered in spring training.

Pence collected three hits, including a two-run home run on Thursday. So far during his rehab assignment, he is hitting .294 (5 for 17) with two home runs, five RBI and two walks, according to CSN Bay Area. It is not known when Pence will make his season debut for the Giants, but it could be within a week or so.