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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%: 90/11 | Average Draft Position: 157.43
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Giants' Hunter Pence unlikely to go on rehab assignment


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2015) With Giants outfielder Hunter Pence slowing working his way back from an oblique injury, manager Bruce Bochy said it's doubtful he would be ready for a rehab assignment before Minor League clubs end their season next week, reports MLB.com.

"It's going to take a little time, I think," he said.

Pence is on the disabled list with an oblique strain.


Giants OF Hunter Pence heading to DL


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2015) Giants outfielder Hunter Pence was diagnosed with an oblique strain and will be heading to the disabled list, reports CSN Bay Area.

Pence suffered the injury during Monday's contest and he missed Tuesday's game. He is expected to need two weeks to recover.


Giants RF Hunter Pence out Tuesday with sore left oblique


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/18/2015) Giants right fielder Hunter Pence is out of Tuesday's starting lineup, as he is bothered by a sore left oblique. Pence was seen grabbing his side in his final at-bat on Monday, and he is being sent for an MRI on Tuesday, according to CSN Bay Area.

The team should provide further details on the nature and severity of Pence's injury once they receive the results of the exam, but he is expected to be out for at least a few days.


Hunter Pence leads Giants to victory with late homer on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/4/2015) Right fielder Hunter Pence put the Giants up for good, when he hit a three-run home run in the eighth inning of Tuesday's 8-3 win over the Braves. Pence, who drove in four runs in the game, blasted his seventh home run of the year, breaking a 3-3 tie late in the game.

Pence has cooled off a bit lately, batting .250 (8 for 32) with two home runs in his past eight games. 


Giants' Hunter Pence hits 11th home run in 11th inning on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/2/2015) Giants right fielder (and Texas-native) Hunter Pence came through with the biggest hit of the night on Saturday. Pence drilled a solo home run in the top of the 11th inning, en route to the 9-7 win over the Rangers. 

Pence, who was born in Fort Worth and went to Arlington High School, went 2 for 5 in the game with his 11th home run of the season.

Of Pence's 191 career home runs, 74 were of the go-ahead variety. Over his past 10 games, Pence is batting .342 with two homers and seven RBI.


Red-hot Hunter Pence records four hits in Giants win on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/25/2015) Giants right fielder Hunter Pence enjoyed a four-hit night at the plate in Friday's 9-3 win over the A's. Pence doubled twice, singled twice, drove in two runs and scored a run. 

Pence has  been tearing the cover off the ball after returning from the disabled list earlier this month. In 12 games since making his return, Pence is batting .353 with five doubles, three homers and 15 RBI. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Giants are 10-2 in those 12 games. 


Giants OF Hunter Pence collects two hits in Tuesday's win


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2015) Giants outfielder Hunter Pence went 2 for 4 at the plate with one RBI in Tuesday's 9-3 win over the Padres.

Pence hit his fifth home run of the season when he connected for a solo shot off Odrisamer Despaigne in the second inning. He also scored two runs.

Prior to his two-hit game Tuesday, Pence was hitting .297 with two home runs and 11 RBI in his last nine games.


Giants OF Hunter Pence collects three hits in Friday's win


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2015) Giants outfielder Hunter Pence went 3 for 6 at the plate during Friday's 6-5 win over the Diamondbacks.

Pence hit his fourth home run of the season when he connected for a two-run shot off Enrique Burgos in the seventh inning. He also scored one run and struck out once.

Pence is hitting .371 with two home runs and 10 RBI in his last eight games.


Giants RF Hunter Pence hits grand slam in big win over Phillies


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/11/2015) Giants right fielder Hunter Pence went just 1 for 4 on Friday against the Phillies, but his lone hit was a monstrous grand slam that broke the game wide open.

With his team leading 5-1 in the fourth inning, Pence hit a blast to right field with the bases loaded. The long ball was his third of the season.

Pence is hitting .333 with four hits, a double, a home run and seven RBI over his last three games.


Giants RF Hunter Pence continues surge after return


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/8/2015) Giants right fielder Hunter Pence continued to shine after returning from the disabled list. He went 2 for 4 with a double and a RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Mets.

Since his return on Tuesday, Pence is 3 for 8 with a double and four RBI.


Giants OF Hunter Pence collects two RBI in return Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2015) Giants outfielder Hunter Pence made his return to the lineup during Tuesday's 3-0 win over the Mets.

Pence went 1 for 4 at the plate, but he drove in one run when he reached base on a fielder's choice in the third inning. His second RBI came in the fifth inning when he hit a single off Bartolo Colon which scored Joe Panik.

Tuesday's game was his first action since June 2 after suffering a wrist injury.


Hunter Pence returns to Giants' lineup on Tuesday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2015) Giants right fielder Hunter Pence is in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game.

Pence has missed the last 30 games with a wrist injury. He last played on June 2.

The team waited until after batting practice before making a roster move to activate Pence.  


Hunter Pence has successful BP, Giants may move up return date


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2015) Giants outfielder Hunter Pence took batting practice on Sunday as he continues to recover from a wrist injury that has had him sidelined since June 2.

Manager Bruce Bochy said he was thrilled with Pence's progress after watching his BP. Pence visited the doctor on Monday, and Bochy is optimistic that he could be ready to return by the All Star Break, per CSN Bay Area.


Giants RF Hunter Pence (wrist) will not return before All-Star Game


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/1/2015) Giants right fielder Hunter Pence is not close to returning from a wrist injury that has had him on the disabled list since June 12 (though he hasn't actually played since June 2). Manager Bruce Bochy confirmed that Pence will be out until after the All-Star break, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Pence will likely need to make a minor-league rehab appearance before being able to return.

Expected to be a big part of the reigning World Series team, Pence has been limited to just 18 games this year due to injuries. 


Giants' Hunter Pence making progress from wrist injury


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2015) 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.