Hunter Pence RF SF 3 days 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 3 days 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 4 days 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.

Hunter Pence RF SF 1 week ago

Pence (wrist) will not swing a bat for 5-to-7 days, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

This is the second time in a week that Pence has had his timetable pushed back. If Pence is able to start taking swings again at the end of this current timetable, it will shed some light on when he can realistically be expected to return. For now, Pence is out indefinitely until he can swing a bat, which leaves the Giants thin in the outfield with Nori Aoki also on the disabled list.

Hunter Pence RF SF 3 weeks ago

Pence (wrist) will not swing for 5-to-7 days, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

Pence was fitted for a splint, so he'll avoid straining the wrist for at least the rest of the week, as the team's medical staff aims to reduce the discomfort brought on by tendinitis in the wrist. Continue to consider Pence day-to-day, and at this point it's unclear whether Pence will require additional time beyond his 15-day DL stint.

Hunter Pence RF SF 3 weeks ago

Pence (wrist) may be able to start taking light swings Tuesday, Hank Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

While it's positive to see Pence on the cusp of resuming baseball activities, he's still a bit limited by the wrist injury and has several more hurdles to clear in the recovery process. Pence is eligible to return from the DL before the weekend, but that doesn't look like a realistic outcome at this point.

Hunter Pence RF SF 3 weeks ago

Pence (wrist) was placed on the 15-day DL on Friday.

There had been a lot of speculation in recent days that Pence was DL-bound, but the team made it official Friday, deactivating Pence and adding right-hander Mike Broadway. Pence's stint can be backdated to June 3, meaning he will be eligible to return June 18, though it's uncertain whether he will be ready by that time.

Hunter Pence RF SF 3 weeks ago

Pence (wrist) is indeed headed for the DL, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

With Pence having missed six straight games and still not cleared to resume baseball activities, the Giants will be forced to make a roster move. Mike Broadway will come up to replace Pence, with Justin Maxwell set to take on most of the time in right field for San Francisco until Pence and/or Gregor Blanco (concussion) return.

Hunter Pence RF SF 3 weeks ago

A decision whether or not to place Pence (wrist) on the disabled list will not be made until Friday, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

It was reported Wednesday that Pence would be placed on the disabled list Thursday, but the Giants declined to make that move and instead pushed the decision back a day. Expect an update on Pence's status when the Giants make a final call Friday.

Hunter Pence RF SF 3 weeks ago

Pence (wrist) will head to the DL Thursday, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

Pence has missed six straight games with the injury. Giants' manager Bruce Bochy said Pence will head to the disabled list but did not state who would get called up in his place. The Giants will announce the move Thursday. Justin Maxwell should take over in right field while Pence is out.