Hunter Pence Injury: Updates on Giants OF's Hamstring and Return

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured Columnist

San Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence scores on an RBI-double by teammate Brandon Crawford during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Sunday, May 15, 2016, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)
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San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence suffered a hamstring injury on Aug. 26. However, he has been cleared to return. 

Continue for updates.


Pence Active vs. Diamondbacks

Tuesday, Aug. 30

Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reported Pence will play against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday.


Injury-Prone Pence Still Productive Offensive Force 

Pence played in only 52 games in 2015 after starting the season on the disabled list because of a fractured left forearm. He also suffered a hamstring injury earlier this season that forced him to miss time.

Prior to the injury, Pence hit .273 with eight home runs and 41 RBI in 2016 after hitting .275 with nine home runs and 40 RBI last year.

When healthy, Pence is an important part of the San Francisco lineup. He is a three-time All-Star and boasted seven straight years with at least 20 home runs before his injury-plagued 2015. Pence also has two seasons with a batting average above .300 and six seasons with double-digit stolen bases on his resume.

Still, the Giants are on the short list of National League teams with realistic World Series aspirations, and they could use a healthy Pence anchoring the lineup on a daily basis down the stretch. 

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