Hunter Pence RF SF 1 day ago

Pence hit soft toss in the batting cage Friday and could begin a rehab assignment in the near future, the San Francisco Chronicle's Henry Schulman reports.

When asked if Pence would play in minor league games by next Friday, manager Bruce Bochy said that might be a "little early," but it would be "close." This suggests we should see Pence return to the Giants lineup sometime in May, but the situation remains very fluid.

Hunter Pence RF SF 1 day ago

Pence (forearm) has begun taking swings off a tee, CSN Bay Area reports.

This is another step forward in Pence's recovery from a broken forearm. Manager Bruce Bochy already dismissed the original May 1 return date, and said there is still no timetable for his return. But the fact that he is swinging an actual bat is a good indication that he is getting close to getting into rehab games. Barring a setback, a mid-May return seems like the best-case scenario for Pence. Fantasy owners in leagues with DL spots should consider stashing Pence if he is available.

Hunter Pence RF SF 3 days ago

Manager Bruce Bochy stated that May 1 is no longer a realistic return date for Pence (forearm), CSN Bay Area reports.

It seemed that Pence had been progressing well no longer than a week ago, but now his return date is being pushed back. Bochy didn't give a concrete date or state that there was any sort of setback, simply that Pence isn't where he needs to be for a May 1 return. He still needs to hit off a tee, take live BP, and go on a rehab assignment; all of which will take longer than a week to complete. Early-to-mid May is looking like a more realistic timeline for Pence.

Hunter Pence RF SF 1 week ago

Pence (forearm) has been swinging a whiffle bat and taking very light swings with a fungo bat, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

This is the first report of Pence swinging a bat since he fractured his left forearm in early March. Giants manager Bruce Bochy said this past weekend that he expects Pence to be available at the end of April, which gels with the initial timetable of six-to-eight weeks.

Hunter Pence RF SF 2 weeks ago

Pence (forearm) still has not been cleared to swing, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

Just Saturday, manager Bruce Bochy said he expected Pence to be back on the field "at the end of April," but there no set timetable for his return and late-April is looking less likely with each passing day. While Pence is said to be progressing, the team wants to see how the forearm looks in a follow-up X-ray before clearing him to increase his activity.

Hunter Pence RF SF 2 weeks ago

Manager Bruce Bochy said he believes Pence will be back on the field "at the end of April," CSN Bay Area reports.

Pence was expected to be out until at least the beginning of May when he suffered a forearm fracture this spring. While there isn't a huge difference between the "end of April" and the "beginning of May," it definitely sounds like Pence is progressing well with his rehab. He will get re-evaluated Monday, and should be close to swinging a bat again.

Hunter Pence RF SF 3 weeks ago

Pence (broken left forearm) was placed on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 27, according to MLB.com.

Pence had the cast removed from his broken left forearm Friday and could begin swinging a bat in 10-to-14 days. Pence is expected to remain out for most, if not all, of the season's first month, with the combination of Gregor Blanco and Justin Maxwell filling in in right field for the Giants.

Hunter Pence RF SF 3 weeks ago

Pence had the cast removed from his broken left forearm and could begin swinging a bat in 10-to-14 days, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Handed a six-to-eight week timetable upon his diagnosis, Pence is expected to remain out for most, if not all, of the season's first month, with the combination of Gregor Blanco and Justin Maxwell filling in in right field for the Giants.

Hunter Pence RF SF 3 weeks ago

Pence (forearm) could have his cast removed as soon as Friday, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

Pence, who is now close to a month removed from suffering the broken left forearm, did some throwing and sprinting Thursday. He had his regular cast replaced by a much smaller one a little over a week ago, and apparently he's already set to ditch the smaller cast. Handed a six-to-eight week timetable upon his diagnosis, Pence is expected to remain out for most, if not all, of the season's first month, with the combination of Gregor Blanco and Justin Maxwell filling in in right field for the Giants.

Hunter Pence RF SF 2 months ago

Pence (forearm) has been diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture of the left ulna and is expected to miss 6-to-8 weeks, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

X-rays confirmed the Giants' fears; Pence did indeed suffer a fractured forearm as a result of being hit by a pitch during Thursday's Cactus League game. He will be fitted with a cast, and while it sounds like he could still make it back before the end of April, everything will depend on how quickly he progresses in the weeks ahead. Gregor Blanco and Juan C. Perez are the top in-house candidates to replace Pence in right, though the team could also go outside the organization to find a fill-in.