Hunter Pence RF SF 2 days 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 4 days 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 1 week 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 1 month 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.

Hunter Pence RF SF 1 month ago

The Giants' staff fear that Pence has a broken left forearm, Hank Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Pence's official timetable will likely become more clear once the X-rays come back, but it's believed the exam will confirm the break as a result of a hit by pitch Thursday. Look for the team to provide an update in the near future.

Hunter Pence RF SF 7 months ago

Pence is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Padres, according to Alex Pavlovic of the Mercury News reports.

Pence will get his first day off since 2012 as the Giants give most of their regulars a rest in advance of the postseason. Juan Perez will get the start in right field in Pence's place.

Hunter Pence RF SF 7 months ago

Pence went 0-for-4 with an RBI batting lead off for the Giants on Wednesday.

With news of Angel Pagan (back) being shut down for the rest of the season, manager Bruce Bochy decided to slot Pence at the top of his lineup. He had success there earlier this year when Pagan was sidelined, seeing an increase in runs scored and an obvious decrease in RBI. Wednesday's decision could have been influenced by having a lefty on the mount opposite the Giants, because Gregor Blanco (2-for-4) makes more sense batting lead off when a righty is on the mound.