15DHunter Pence
RF SF
6 hours ago

Pence (hamstring) is expected to play in rehab games at Triple-A Sacramento on both Saturday and Sunday, Amy Gutierrez of CSN Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pence was in the lineup for Sacramento on Thursday before taking Friday off. The expectation is that he'll play six innings in the outfield Saturday and seven on Sunday before taking another day off Monday. He'll be re-evaluated at the beginning of next week, at which point a timeline for a return to the big league club should become more clear.

15DHunter Pence
RF SF
2 days ago

Pence (hamstring) is in the lineup for Triple-A Sacramento on Thursday, Andrew Baggarly of the Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pence's first rehab appearance over the weekend was abbreviated, and he was held out entirely Wednesday due to renewed soreness in his hamstring. Manager Bruce Bochy said recently that Pence is about a week behind his original target return date of July 25, meaning a return during the first week of August is a best-case scenario. Right field has been a revolving door for San Francisco in Pence's absence.

15DHunter Pence
RF SF
3 days ago

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that Hunter Pence is a week behind his original return date of July 25, Andrew Baggarly of the Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pence (hamstring) is not playing on Wednesday due to soreness. If all goes well, pence is now expected to return to the Giants at some point during the first week of August.

15DHunter Pence
RF SF
4 days ago

Pence (hamstring) will play in a Triple-A rehab game Tuesday, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Both Pence and Joe Panik will start at Triple-A on Tuesday as each player works toward a return to the big league club. Manager Bruce Bochy declined to comment as to when the pair would be back in San Francisco, but he noted that both players are expected to play roughly five innings Tuesday.

15DHunter Pence
RF SF
7 days ago

Pence (hamstring) was hit by a pitch in his first rehab game Saturday, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

This appears to be the reason why he was pulled from the game after just three innings. The Giants didn't want to push it in his first rehab outing.

15DHunter Pence
RF SF
1 week ago

Pence (hamstring) left Saturday's rehab game with Triple-A Sacramento after three innings, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pence was supposed to go five innings in his first rehab game so it seems he may have suffered a setback, although the Giants have yet to acknowledge as much. Look for a follow up when more information becomes available.

15DHunter Pence
RF SF
1 week ago

Pence (hamstring) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Saturday, Andrew Baggarly of asndrewbaggarly.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Giants plan to play Pence five innings Saturday and Sunday for Triple-A Sacramento before giving him a day off Monday. Manager Bruce Bochy reportedly wants Pence to get a total of 30 at-bats before giving him the green light to return to the majors. The 33-year-old, who's been on the DL since June 2, will inherit a .298/.375/.486 slash line when he returns to the big leagues.

15DHunter Pence
RF SF
1 week ago

Pence (hamstring) could begin a rehab assignment as soon as Saturday, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

The three-time All-Star has been out since early June after undergoing surgery to repair a torn hamstring tendon. He is getting closer and closer to a return and could be back to playing minor league games by the weekend. Still, Shea notes that Pence will likely need a full week's worth of games under his belt before coming off the disabled list, which would put him close to his initial targeted return date of July 25.

15DHunter Pence
RF SF
2 weeks ago

Pence (hamstring) will begin his rehab assignment in a week and is targeting a July 25 return, Andrew Baggarly of Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Giants' current goal is to have Pence back for their next homestand. San Francisco has yet to say where they plan to have Pence play for his rehab assignment, but he's spent time at Triple-A Sacramento when rehabbing prior injuries. Mac Williamson will likely continue being the Giants' main option in right field until Pence is ready to return.

15DHunter Pence
RF SF
3 weeks ago

Pence (hamstring) took batting practice Saturday, the first time he's done so in the 23 days since undergoing surgery to remove a torn hamstring tendon on June 9, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

The batting session is a small step for Pence, who is on a timeline to return late July / early August. He mentioned there is no discomfort in his right leg, saying it feels strong when working the weight machines, but he's unable to drive off the leg when he swings.