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Giants: Which outfielders will make Opening Day roster?

Nick San Miguel
SF Giants outfielder Mike Yastrzemski. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)
SF Giants outfielder Mike Yastrzemski. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)
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Giants outfielder Hunter Pence. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

Hunter Pence

In probably the most revered move of the offseason, the Giants brought back Hunter Pence on a one-year deal. He had an All-Star year with the Texas Rangers last season, and will now bring his revamped swing back to San Francisco.

Beyond the nostalgia, the Pence signing made sense from a roster standpoint. Last season, he tore it up against left-handed pitching with a .327/.378/.636 line against southpaws.

That makes him an ideal platoon candidate with left-handed hitting Alex Dickerson in left field.

Pence was signed to a one-year, $3 million deal, so he will almost certainly make the team. The signing may have been in part a strategic ploy to win some good will from the fanbase, but Pence will also make the Giants a better team in 2020.

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