Hunter Pence
LF/RF SF
3 weeks ago

Pence went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and three runs scored in Tuesday's extra-innings win over the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

Pence delivered a solo blast in the fifth inning -- his fourth long ball of the season -- and also came around to score twice more after reaching on an error and a single. It's been a trying campaign for the 35-year-old, but he's finishing on a high note; over his last six games he's 9-for-23 (.391) with a pair of home runs and four RBI.

Hunter Pence
LF/RF SF
4 weeks ago

Pence is starting in right field and hitting leadoff Monday against the Padres, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pence is hitting .357/.357/.643 with a homer and three RBI over the past four games (three starts), prompting manager Bruce Bochy to give him a turn atop the order with regular leadoff man Gregor Blanco on the bench. He'll face right-hander Bryan Mitchell in his first game leading off this season.

Hunter Pence
LF/RF SF
1 month ago

Pence went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, three RBI and a stolen base in Tuesday's win over the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

Pence took advantage of a rare start, hitting a two-run home run in the second inning before plating another on an RBI double in the fourth. It's been a hugely disappointing campaign for the 35-year-old, as he's slashing .215/.254/.315 with just three home runs and 22 RBI and remains without a clear path toward everyday at-bats in the San Francisco outfield.

Hunter Pence
LF/RF SF
3 months ago

Pence went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

Pence has found his way into the starting lineup in two of the Giants' previous three contests due to the presence of the designated hitter on their current AL West road trip. The 35-year-old has responded well in both starts, going 4-for-9 with a double, a homer and three RBI. Manager Bruce Bochy generally starts players who homer in the club's following contest, so Pence could be in line for his third start over the last four games Wednesday. That said, the veteran's disappointing .228/.272/.307 slash line will result in a reserve outfielder role once the team resumes National League play Thursday.

Hunter Pence
LF/RF SF
4 months ago

Pence started and went 1-for-4 with a pair of RBI in Sunday's walkoff win over the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

Pence's two-run double off of Brad Hand in the bottom of the 11th inning allowed the fans at AT&T Park to go home happy. The veteran has delivered three hits and four RBI over his last two starts, but those were his only starts over the Giants' last ten games. Mac Williamson was recently demoted to the minors after failing to produce as the club's primary left fielder, but Alen Hanson will consume the majority of those vacated starts in left, and Austin Slater remains in he mix as well. With a .196/.250/.228 slash line and a lack of regular playing time, Pence shouldn't draw much fantasy interest.

Hunter Pence
LF/RF SF
4 months ago

Pence went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a steal in Wednesday's win over the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

Pence came through with an RBI single in the sixth inning and eventually came around to score after swiping his second stolen base of the year. The 35-year-old is still struggling to find his footing, slashing just .195/.245/.218 on the year, though he's hitting slightly better (.241) in 29 at-bats since returning from the disabled list in early June.

Hunter Pence
LF/RF SF
5 months ago

Pence (thumb) was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list ahead of Saturday's game against the Phillies, Amy Gutierrez of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Pence will rejoin the Giants ahead of Saturday's tilt. The 35-year-old, who was hitting just .172/.197/.190 through 17 games prior to landing on the shelf, hasn't played since April 18. He's expected to serve as the team's fourth outfielder moving forward, with Mac Williamson and Gorkys Hernandez sticking in starting roles.

Hunter Pence
LF/RF SF
5 months ago

Pence (thumb) will be activated from the 10-day disabled list ahead of Saturday's tilt against the Phillies, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pence has been on the shelf with a thumb issue since April 20, but he'll return to action this weekend as the the Giants' No. 4 outfielder. The 35-year-old appeared in 17 games before landing on the disabled list, batting just .172 with one extra-base hit and three RBI.

Hunter Pence
LF/RF SF
5 months ago

The Giants could activate Pence (thumb) from the 10-day disabled list as soon as Friday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Along with Pence, Joe Panik (thumb), Mark Melancon (elbow) and Alen Hanson (hamstring) are also considered candidates to return from the DL as soon as Friday, so the Giants could opt to stagger the activations over the weekend to offer more flexibility with the active roster. Regardless, Pence's return to the big club is imminent, but it remains uncertain if he'll have a full-time role waiting for him once he's officially back in the fold. Both Mac Williamson and Gorkys Hernandez have impressed in small sample sizes this season to make worthy claims to regular duty in the outfield, while Andrew McCutchen is also entrenched as a mainstay in right field. Pence has been productive during his extended rehab assignment with a .316/.358/.388 line in 106 plate appearances, but his poor health and downturn in productivity at the big-league level the past few seasons probably makes him best suited for a reserve gig at this stage of his career.

Hunter Pence
LF/RF SF
5 months ago

Pence (thumb) may not be guaranteed a spot on the San Francisco roster once his 20-day rehab window at Triple-A Sacramento expires, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

After hitting the 10-day disabled list in mid-April with the thumb injury, began a rehab assignment with Sacramento a little over a week later, appearing in seven games before being shut down after experiencing a setback. Pence restarted the rehab assignment May 12 and has spent the last two weeks with the affiliate, batting a credible .371 over that span. While Pence has informed the Giants that he feels healthy and ready to return from the DL, the big club's commitment to Mac Williamson as its everyday left fielder leaves Pence's role on murky ground. Assuming he's amenable to fourth-outfielder duties, Pence seems more likely than not that he'll return to the Giants in that capacity, but there's a chance -- albeit slim -- that he could be released if the organization doesn't view him as an ideal bench bat. Pence is owed $18.5 million in 2018, the final season of his five-year contract extension, so it's unlikely the Giants would find a team willing to trade for an expensive outfielder in decline.