Hunter Pence RUMORS & NEWS

  • Giants’ Hunter Pence, Brandon Belt, Nori Aoki, Gregor Blanco — count ‘em out

    San Francisco Chronicle "The time has come. The days or weeks necessary for healing and the days or weeks remaining in the season don’t stack up. So don’t expect Hunter Pence, whose oblique strain continues to limit his activity, or three players with concussions - Brandon Belt, Nori Aoki and Gregor Blanco - to appear..." September 25

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Bochy said staff is now hopeful that Pence can be back for last homestand of the season.

  • Giants manager Bruce Bochy considers shutting down Joe Panik and Hunter Pence

    Sporting News "Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Monday that second baseman Joe Panik and outfielder Hunter Pence may be shut down for the rest of the season. Panik, 24, is hitting .312 with eight home runs and 37 RBIs in 100 games this season, but has been plagued by a lower-back issue since late July and had..." September 15

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    Susan Slusser @susanslusser

    Pence will hit off tee tomorrow, Bochy says. #SFGiants

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Pence took 20 swings off tee today, it didn't go well. Oblique injury is worse than Giants first thought, it's going to be a while.

  • Giants lose right fielder Hunter Pence to oblique injury

    Hardball Talk "Another injury to the Giants outfield, as right fielder Hunter Pence suffered a strained oblique muscle during Monday’s game and has been placed on the disabled list. San Francisco is already without center fielder Angel Pagan and left fielder Nori Aoki, although it sounds like Aoki is close to..." August 19

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Giants thrilled with Pence's BP yesterday. He'll see doctor today, Bochy thinks he could return before All-Star break.

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    Andrew Baggarly @extrabaggs

    Bochy: Pence was reevaluated, is out of splint today but no baseball work for another 5-7 days. Giants will have to get by w/o him, Aoki.

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Pence in a splint for 5-7 days so he can't swing. Blanco going through full workout today, could return tomorrow.

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    MLBRosterMoves @MLBRosterMoves

    .@SFGiants place OF Hunter Pence (left wrist) on DL; recall RHP Mike Broadway from Triple-A Sacramento.

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Giants optimistic that Hunter Pence will be able to avoid disabled list.

  • DL is a strong possibility for Hunter Pence

    San Jose Mercury News "Hunter Pence wasn’t sure if he’d need to go back on the disabled list. Giants manager Bruce Bochy is willing to wait a day. This much is clear: Pence’s left wrist remained too sore to return to the Giants lineup Tuesday night as the club opens a three-game series against the New York Mets at..." June 09

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    Andrew Baggarly @extrabaggs

    A bit of breaking news: Hunter Pence is on his way to Cincy from Las Vegas today, I'm told. Won't be activated until tomorrow.

  • Pence, Cain, Peavy getting closer for Giants

    CSN Bay Area "Bruce Bochy addressed the media prior to the Giants' Wednesday evening game in Houston and provided updates on a trio of injured players. Hunter Pence, who is recovering from a fractured forearm suffered when he was hit by a pitch on March 5, is getting to the point where he will be evaluated..." May 14

  • Pence likely to start rehab assignment Friday in Sacramento

    CSN Bay Area "The Giants' new affiliate in Sacramento is getting a nice surprise in the second month of the minor league season. Manager Bruce Bochy said that Hunter Pence was getting checked by trainers one final time Thursday afternoon, and that if he passed all the tests he would start a rehab assignment..." May 08

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Pence is swinging off a tee, Giants will "ramp it up" with him starting tomorrow. Still no target date for return.

  • Hunter Pence unlikely to return by May 1

    ESPN "San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence, who suffered a broken left forearm after getting hit by a pitch during spring training, is unlikely to hit his target return date of May 1, manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday. Pence, who was estimated to miss six to eight weeks after suffering the..." April 22

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Bochy pre-game: Belt doing better, may start Sunday. "Good chance" Duffy at 1B tomorrow. "A shot" Pence returns before end of April.

  • Hunter Pence got his scooter back

    Sporting News "Good news, everyone! Giants outfielder Hunter Pence got his scooter back. You see, on Monday night, Pence took to Twitter to inform everybody that his trusty motorized scooter had gone missing from the Giants' clubhouse. He was very distraught. The scooter was Pence's favorite means of..." May 28

  • Pence offers unique reward for return of stolen scooter

    CSN Bay Area "Hunter Pence hasn’t filed a police report, but he’s offering a no-questions-asked reward for the safe return of his motorized scooter after it was stolen Sunday night. He’s offering a signed bobblehead – which shows him riding the conveyance. “I try not to be too attached to things, even..." May 27

  • Giants give Pence shot in No. 2 spot

    San Jose Mercury News "With Marco Scutaro destined for the disabled list to start the regular season, the Giants don't really have an issue finding players to play second base. While final roster moves won't be made until Saturday, it's quite likely manager Bruce Bochy will have a choice among Joaquin Arias, Brandon..." March 28

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    John Shea @JohnSheaHey

    Pence said he felt the shoulder one pitch before his HR Friday. Said he expects to play tomorrow. #sfgiants

  • Giants' negotiations with Hunter Pence take an unorthodox turn

    CSN Bay Area "The Willie Mac Award might not be the only token of appreciation that Hunter Pence receives from the Giants this weekend. In a highly unorthodox scene following the Giants’ 7-3 victory over the San Diego Padres Friday night Baer and Pence held a long discussion within earshot of reporters in..." September 28

  • Giants, Hunter Pence deal could be announced soon

    San Jose Mercury News "Giants right fielder Hunter Pence and team president Larry Baer spoke for about 15 minutes after Friday's game and Pence said the two sides could agree on a new deal before Sunday's season finale. "They're about to get back to me" Pence said. "We're either really close or really far away. I'll..." September 28

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    Henry Schulman @hankschulman

    Heard on the street (OK my living room): Pence talks with #sfgiants haven't progressed very far.

  • Giants reportedly open talks with Pence; quiet on Lincecum

    CSN Bay Area "The Giants have opened a dialogue with the agents for Hunter Pence about a new contract the right fielder told the San Francisco Chronicle before batting practice Friday. But their other high-profile free agent right-hander Tim Lincecum hasn’t heard anything about a new deal. Lincecum told me..." September 14

  • Giants' Pence goes really, really deep in 5-3 win at Colorado

    San Francisco Chronicle "The Giants made history last year when winning the World Series. If they don't improve in the standings they'll make history again for all the wrong reasons. They could become just the second team since the World Series was created to follow a championship with a last-place finish. The only..." August 28

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    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

    #sfgiants feeling Javier Lopez goes by deadline pretty much no shot they trade Lincecum or Pence

  • Trade deadline winners and losers

    Yahoo! Sports "The non-waiver trade deadline passed at 4 p.m. ET with a handful of moves at the end a number of teams that held tight for no good reason and an epic trade of Bud for Hoes and a Hader. Thanks to that deal all of us were winners. In the spirit of objective analysis however we present as a..." July 31

  • Yankees, Reds -- looking to deal -- call about Giants' Hunter Pence

    CBS Sports "The Yankees and Reds are among new teams to check in on Hunter Pence but there doesn't appear to be a match with those teams at this point. The Reds are looking for a right-handed hitter the Yankees for offense. The Rangers and Pirates are among other teams interested in Pence who has a high..." July 30

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    #reds have inquired on hunter pence. seek a righty hitter. doesnt look like a match so far.

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    #SFGiants like Pence and need Pence. Want to keep him long-term. But given poor quality of hitters available team may get a strong return.

  • Report: Rangers eying Giants' Pence

    CSN Bay Area "Rangers' Nelson Cruz could face a suspension from MLB for ties to the Biogenesis of America clinic so the Texas franchise is monitoring their trade-deadline options. Giants' Hunter Pence is among three players they are targeting according to a Star-Telegram report. The Rangers are also..." July 26

  • Three hitters targeted by Rangers for trade

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The Rangers facing the possibility that right-fielder Nelson Cruz could be suspended and without much production from their other outfielders have set their sights on Chicago White Sox outfielder Alex Rios San Francisco right fielder Hunter Pence and Seattle designated hitter Kendrys Morales to..." July 25

  • Pirates, others like Pence but he's not available --- not yet, anyway

    CBS Sports "At least the Pirates have interest in Giants outfielder Hunter Pence, and probably several other teams would, too. But unless something changes, he's staying in San Francisco. The Pirates, who are in playoff position after a superb first half, seek right field help -- as one scout put it, "they..." July 20

  • Giants' Pence is money on Irish night

    San Francisco Chronicle "The red, white and blue bunting was put away, and the pregame hoopla was limited to some Irish jigs on the first of several ethnic heritage nights at AT&T Park. Taking a break from celebrating their 2012 title, the Giants got down to baseball for baseball's sake, manager Bruce Bochy saying of the..." April 09

  • Pence not feeling any pressure as he prepares to protect the MVP

    San Jose Mercury News "As he approaches his 30th birthday, Giants right fielder Hunter Pence has learned to stop worrying about individual numbers. Pence instead focuses on preparation, whether that means expending maximum effort during marathon workout sessions, religiously playing pingpong to sharpen his fast-twitch..." March 11

  • Quirky Hunter Pence is of another time

    San Francisco Chronicle "One of the Giants' best moves of the offseason was to secure a nostalgia piece, an authentic time traveler by the name of Hunter Pence. He walks among us as a 21st century man, but everything about him suggests celluloid film, simpler pleasures and the distinctive ring of a dial-up phone. Even..." February 26

  • Pence happy to let Bochy have the first say of 2013

    CSN Bay Area "Moments before Bruce Bochy addressed his full squad for the first time in 2013, the Giants’ manager ambled over to Hunter Pence’s locker. “You want to say something?” Bochy asked Pence, smiling. It’s hard to imagine what Pence might say moments before the first workout of the spring. “I..." February 17

  • Giants avoid arbitration with Posey and Pence

    CSN Bay Area "The Giants have been busy this morning, avoiding arbitration with four players. Andrew Baggarly has confirmed the Chronicle's earlier report that the team has agreed with catcher Buster Posey on a one-year, $8 million deal. Heyman also reports outfielder Hunter Pence will return to the..." January 18

  • SF Giants, Hunter Pence settle for $13.8 million

    San Francisco Chronicle "You can expect to see a lot of contract agreements announced in baseball today, the date for teams and arbitration-eligible players to exchange the figures they would submit to the arbitration panels. The Giants got their biggest dollar case done before that exchange would have taken place,..." January 18

  • Sabean says Pence will be a Giant in 2013

    CSN Bay Area "Brian Sabean made it clear Wednesday that Hunter Pence will be a Giant in 2013, according to a report from ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. "Pence is going to be coming back," said Sabean at the general managers' meetings in Palm Springs. "We think there are some things he can do to fix what..." November 08

  • Hunter Pence upbeat guy with beat-up bat

    San Francisco Chronicle "When Hunter Pence, the most dangerous .125 hitter in baseball, batted in the third inning Monday night with the bases loaded and nobody out, the source of his hitting woes became apparent. Termites. How else to account for Pence's expensive bat exploding into kindling on impact with Joe..." October 23

  • Beltran shies from Pence comparison, expects 'crazy' fans

    CSN Bay Area "Perennial All Star Carlos Beltran has a unique perspective on the upcoming NLCS between the Giants and Cardinals after spending the second half of last year in San Francisco before signing as a free agent with St. Louis in the offseason. You might think his familiarity with the Giants..." October 14

  • Pence hasn't done himself any favors in SF

    CSN Philly "Hunter Pence singled to the left of third base on a full count with a man on first and nobody out in the 10th inning of the Giants' 2-1 win Tuesday night. It was a good thing he did. He was 0 for 11 in the series and the Giants were in danger of being swept in the NLDS despite playing the..." October 10

  • Hunter Pence getting hang of S.F. field

    San Francisco Chronicle "As soon as Hunter Pence failed to make what would have been a tough sliding catch on Juan Rivera's eighth-inning double Saturday, a key play in the Giants' 3-2 loss, Twitter lit up with "he's no Nate" comments, which is a bit unfair. Nate Schierholtz played right field at AT&T Park for parts or..." September 10

  • The Slump of Hunter Pence

    McCovey Chronicles "Hunter Pence is in a wee bit of a slump. I want to like him. Heck, I want to love him. All those years he was on the Astros and Phillies, I was terrified of him. But from the moment he put on a Giants uniform, I was pulling for him like few others before him. I can't explain it. I knew that he..." August 29

  • Pence has 'refreshing' arrival to AT&T Park

    CSN Bay Area "The moment Hunter Pence's flight landed Tuesday night, he switched on his smartphone app and checked the Giants score. "I saw it was 3-1 in the seventh inning," he said. "OK, good." Yep, he's officially invested. And vice versa. Pence didn't arrive in time to join the Giants' active..." August 01

  • Giants seek power boost by adding Pence

    San Francisco Chronicle "No Giant knows right fielder Hunter Pence better than second baseman Ryan Theriot. They battled for years in the National League Central, spend time together away from the ballpark and share an agent. Theriot was pumped about Tuesday's trade for Pence, who infuses a much-needed dose of power into..." August 01

  • Victorino, Pence gone, Phillies look to future "To most of the baseball world and within his own fan base, his team is a smoldering $178 million mess that is injury prone and past its prime. But Ruben Amaro Jr. doesn't see that when he looked at what was left of the 2012 Phillies from the visiting dugout Tuesday night. What he saw in the..." August 01