San Francisco Giants injury updates: Latest news on Nori Aoki, Hunter Pence, Jake Peavy and Matt Cain
Jun 16, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence (8) watches the game against the Seattle Mariners from the San Francisco Giants bench at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports
Update: Wednesday, June 24
Pence is out at least another week, according to Andrew Baggarly:
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Nothing significant to report on Pence’s write other than what I had in my last update. A tweet, for the lazy:
Sigh, if only he could…wait, 5-6 days? (Counts on fingers) …Wouldn’t that make Pence’s cast a thing of the past?
It’s hard to put a firm timetable on tendinitis, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see the right fielder kick up his rehab this week, sans splint. For what it’s worth, ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball telecast showed clips of Pence going hard on running and throwing in pre-game drills.
He was also gaming on Monday night, which, knowing Hunter, probably required some dynamic wrist action. No, seriously.
Next: On to Jake Peavy update
Mar 28, 2015; Peoria, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants pitcher Jake Peavy (22) on the mound during a spring training game against the Seattle Mariners at Peoria Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Allan Henry-USA TODAY Sports
Who moves aside to make room for Peavy in the rotation—at least in the interim—has been talked about for quite some time. It appears this matter could be resolved as soon as this weekend:
He hasn’t been overly impressive through six rehab starts (4.85 ERA), but the 34-year-old was much-improved his last time out, giving up just one run through six innings on Sunday. His strikeout numbers (27 SO in 29 2/3 IP) do indicate that his stuff is where it needs to be, and his command (9 BB) has been good too.
Regardless of how Peavy fairs in his return, the Giants rotation will have to undergo another shakeup with another front-end starter hot on his heels…
Next: On to Matt Cain update