Hunter Pence
LF/RF SF
3 weeks 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
1 month 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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.

Hunter Pence
LF/RF SF
2 months ago

Pence (thumb) visited with hitting specialist Doug Latta recently to work on changing his swing, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pence's unorthodox hitting mechanics have been a trademark of his career, but at 35 years old, he's looking for a fresh start, and he picked someone with recent success to help. Latta was the brains behind Justin Turner's uppercut-like swing. Pence's teammate Mac Williamson also embraced Latta's advice on achieving a better launch angle and was raking before he landed on the disabled list. This revision may prompt the Giants to ask Pence to agree to stay at Triple-A Sacramento even after he's activated so he can work on it in a lower-pressure environment, though that may be asking a bit much. Either way, it's worth watching how he performs as he goes back to taking hacks in games to determine whether the change could give him more alluring fantasy potential.

Hunter Pence
LF/RF SF
2 months ago

Pence (thumb) has resumed his rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pence suffered a setback earlier this week during his initial rehab assignment, but it appears as though the soreness in his thumb has subsided with a few more days off. Expect to see Pence participate in a couple more minor-league outings before the Giants decide to reinstate the outfield from the 10-day DL.

Hunter Pence
LF/RF SF
2 months ago

Pence will back off his rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento after experiencing recurring thumb soreness, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is bad news, as the veteran had already logged seven games with the River Cats and appeared to be relatively close to returning. Pence now seems to be a ways away from a full return to action. A return timetable should become clearer once he's able to resume his rehab assignment.

Hunter Pence
LF/RF SF
3 months ago

Manager Bruce Bochy said that Pence (thumb) will not rejoin the major-league team until after the Giants 10-game road trip beginning Friday, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Baggarly stated that Bochy implied this will be a tryout of sorts for Pence to see if the outfielder has anything left in the tank. Pence has been sidelined for the past two weeks with a thumb injury, and will continue to receive everyday at-bats with Triple-A Sacramento in order to determine whether he can be an asset to San Francisco moving forward.