Hunter Pence RF SF 3 weeks ago

Pence (wrist) smashed a grand slam in Friday's blowout win over the Phillies.

Pence's grand slam closed the book on Phillies' ace, Cole Hamels, with a bases loaded jack in the third inning. He returned to the lineup earlier than expected Tuesday, but Pence has been playing like he hasn't missed a game. He now has four hits and seven RBI over his last three games, providing a much needed spark for this San Francisco offense.

Hunter Pence RF SF 3 weeks ago

Pence (wrist) returned to the lineup against the Mets on Tuesday, batting cleanup and going 1-for-4 with a pair of RBI.

Pence's rehabilitation program went 0-to-100. News broke that he would be in the starting lineup just two days after reports were saying he would be out until after the All-Star break, skipping a rehab stint entirely. The Giants' seven-game losing streak may have had something to do with the acceleration of their star outfielder's comeback. In addition to the pair of RBI, Pence showed off his defensive prowess by making a sliding catch in foul territory and throwing out Curtis Granderson at home. He will resume his role as the Giants' everyday right fielder while batting in the heart of their lineup.

Hunter Pence RF SF 3 weeks ago

Pence (wrist) was activated prior to Tuesday's game and will start in right field and hit fourth against the Mets, Andrew Baggarly reports.

The Giants unveiled a lineup with Pence in the four hole earlier in the day, but they did not officially activate him until he made it through pregame activities. He should be the Giants' primary right fielder and will likely hit in the middle of the order going forward. Ryan Lollis was optioned as a corresponding move.

Hunter Pence RF SF 3 weeks ago

Pence (wrist) is listed in the Giants' lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mets, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports. However, the team will reportedly wait until after batting practice before officially activating him.

Typically, DL players listed in the starting lineup have already been activated, but it sounds like the Giants want to be sure Pence completes BP without issue before making a roster move. Manager Bruce Bochy suggested Monday that Pence could make it back before the All-Star break, but this still comes as a surprise. Pence has missed the last 30 games with a wrist injury.

Hunter Pence RF SF 3 weeks ago

Manager Bruce Bochy believes Pence (wrist) could return to the Giants before the All-Star break, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

After Pence impressed during his on-field batting practice session Sunday, the Giants are increasingly optimistic that the outfielder may be less than a week away from returning. Pence is scheduled to visit a doctor Monday, which should provide further illumination on his recovery timetable. With both Pence and Norichika Aoki on the DL at the moment, the Giants have been forced to tread water with the likes of Gregor Blanco and Justin Maxwell at the corner-outfield spots.

Hunter Pence RF SF 3 weeks ago

The Giants were very encouraged by Pence's (wrist) pregame workout Sunday, ESPN's Buster Olney reports.

Taking batting practice on the field for the first time since injuring his wrist, Pence hit seven home runs on only 18 or 19 pitches, according to Andrew Baggarly of the Bay Area News Group. Pence will probably still need a rehab assignment, making him unlikely to rejoin the Giants before the All-Star break.

Hunter Pence RF SF 3 weeks ago

Pence (wrist) took batting practice on the field Sunday, but remains without a timetable for return, Andrew Baggarly of San Jose Mercury News reports.

Pence continues to progress in his rehab, taking a big step forward Sunday. However, he still has a ways to go, and is expected to miss through the All-Star break. As he furthers his rehab, the veteran outfielder's timetable should become more defined.

Hunter Pence RF SF 1 month ago

Pence (wrist) likely won't return to the Giants until after the All-Star break, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Despite the reported optimism surrounding Pence's situation earlier Wednesday, manager Bruce Bochy told reporters that Pence likely won't be back with the team until after the All-Star break, citing that he needs rehab games. There's no word yet on whether the team's plans have changed regarding Pence taking batting practice this weekend, but for now it's more than likely that he'll be out until late July.

Hunter Pence RF SF 1 month ago

Pence (wrist) is expected to take batting practice this weekend in Washington and could be activated during the Giants' subsequent homestand if all goes well, Andrew Baggarly of the Bay Area News Group reports.

After some stops and starts during his rehab process, Pence resumed swinging a bat Tuesday and is on track to take batting practice when the Giants take on the Nationals in DC this weekend. If he is able to get through batting practice without any setbacks, he could return next week against either the Mets or Phillies.

Hunter Pence RF SF 1 month ago

Pence (wrist) resumed swinging a bat Tuesday, Andrew Baggarly reports.

Pence has had his rehab delayed twice due to recurring discomfort, but he'll again attempt to begin building strength in the wrist. The team will likely provide an update after the team's medical staff is able to take a look at the wrist following Tuesday's workout.