SF Giants News

Update: Hunter Pence has broken forearm, out 6-8 weeks

By Jacob Fagan


Brian Sabean could look at the Red Sox for some outfielders that they don’t need. Allen Craig and Shane Victorino could be looked at as realistic trade targets.

San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence exited Thursday’s game against the Cubs after being hit by a pitch on the arm. He was able to walk down to first, but was taken out of the game shortly there after. He is heading to the local hospital for x-rays, according to Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News. Hank Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle said there’s “pessimism” among the Giants that there could be a broken bone or something more extreme than a bruise.

Pence, 31, has played 162 games the last two seasons and has only missed 24 games in his career at the big league level. He hit for a slash of .277/.332/.445 with 20 home runs, a 123 wRC+, and a 4.7 fWAR.

Last year Brandon Belt broke his hand late April on a Paul Maholm curveball that didn’t move causing him to miss more than a month of games.

The Giants did win their first game of the spring today coming back from 6-1 against the Cubs behind a five run eighth inning. Ryan Vogelsong went to innings giving up four runs, only striking out one. He gave up a grand slam to Kyle Schwarber.