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Giants being cautious with injured players

Giants being cautious with injured players NEW YORK — Giants manager Bruce Bochy understands the fans’ frustration with the stops and starts of the injury rehabs, because he feels it, too. What’s hard is when they start their rehab, you’re seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. The subject arose as Joe Panik (concussion) and Hunter Pence (hamstring) continued their rehab assignments in Sacramento but did not play Friday night. Pence’s rest was planned a night after he homered and doubled in New Orleans, Panik’s because he “just wasn’t feeling great” Thursday, Bochy...

Giants notes: Hunter Pence almost certainly out till August after setback, etc.

BOSTON – Another day without Hunter Pence on a baseball field. Another day of consternation for nervous Giants fans.   And another day of increasingly hollow reassurances from Giants manager Bruce Bochy.   Pence still isn’t ready to resume his… Continue Reading → The post Giants notes: Hunter Pence almost certainly out till August after setback, etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.

Giants’ Hunter Pence sits out rehab game

Giants’ Hunter Pence sits out rehab game SAN DIEGO — Hunter Pence sat out Triple-A Sacramento’s game Sunday, a day after he exited in the third inning. The Giants are being cautious with their right fielder who’s coming off right hamstring surgery. “He’s feeling like he could play, but we thought it best he take the day off,” manager Pence was removed from Saturday’s game in Round Rock, Texas, after his third-inning single. The Giants said it was an issue of Pence feeling scar tissue in the wake of getting hit by a pitch in the right leg in the first inning. On Sunday,...
San Jose Mercury News Jul 17, 2016

Giants's Hunter Pence taking a break from rehab

Injured Hunter Pence aggravated his right hamstring and won't resume minor-league rehab until at least Monday.

Giants notes: Hunter Pence's rehab hits a snag, bridging a gap between Santiago Casilla's "apologists" and "haters," etc.

SAN DIEGO – One day after walking off the field with a trainer and making an early exit from his first rehab game with Triple-A Sacramento, Hunter Pence is taking a break.   The Giants are backing off their rehabbing… Continue Reading → The post Giants notes: Hunter Pence's rehab hits a snag, bridging a gap between Santiago Casilla's "apologists" and "haters," etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.

Giants’ ‘slow-play’ update: Pence out a day, Duffy to Arizona

SAN DIEGO — Hunter Pence will sit out Sunday’s Triple-A Sacramento game, a day after he exited in the third inning. The Giants are being cautious with their right fielder who’s coming off right hamstring surgery. “He’s feeling like he could play, but we thought it best he take the day off,” manager Bruce Bochy said. The Giants said it was an issue of scar tissue in the wake of Pence getting hit by a pitch in the right leg in the first inning. Joe Panik (concussion) is starting his rehab Monday with Sacramento and could be activated for next weekend’s series at Yankee...

Hunter Pence exits first rehab game early after aggravating hamstring

SAN DIEGO – Giants right fielder Hunter Pence made an early exit from his first rehab game with Triple-A Sacramento after apparently aggravating his injured right hamstring.   But Giants GM Bobby Evans said the club’s initial evaluation of Pence… Continue Reading → The post Hunter Pence exits first rehab game early after aggravating hamstring appeared first on Giants Extra.

Giants notes: Matt Cain's last rehab start isn't a breeze, Joe Panik to start minor league assignment Monday, etc.

Our blogs were down all day so I'm just now posting everything. Thanks for your patience. -AB SAN DIEGO – Nothing against the good folks in Lancaster, but Matt Cain hopes he never has to pitch there again.   “Not… Continue Reading → The post Giants notes: Matt Cain's last rehab start isn't a breeze, Joe Panik to start minor league assignment Monday, etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.

Giants’ Pence exits rehab game early, seems OK

Giants’ Pence exits rehab game early, seems OK SAN DIEGO - Hunter Pence played his first rehab game for Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday, and it was abbreviated. Pence, who’s recovering from right hamstring surgery, exited in the third inning after hitting a single in Round Rock, Texas. The Giants said they didn’t want to push him further, that he might have felt scar tissue after getting hit by a pitch in the area in the first inning. Pence was to play five innings each of his first two rehab games and be targeted to rejoin the Giants on their next homestand. Red Sox: “Maybe...
San Jose Mercury News Jul 16, 2016

Hunter Pence hurts leg, leaves game in Sacramento

Giants star, making first appearance since hamstring surgery, pulls up lame after hitting single

Giants notes: Hunter Pence set to begin rehab assignment, Joe Panik passes concussion tests, etc.

SAN DIEGO – The Giants sent off Hunter Pence to begin his minor league rehab assignment, with the expectation that he’ll get 30 at-bats with Triple-A Sacramento before he rejoins the active roster.   How soon might the Giants have… Continue Reading → The post Giants notes: Hunter Pence set to begin rehab assignment, Joe Panik passes concussion tests, etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.

Giants’ Bochy offers possible timetable for Pence’s return

Giants’ Bochy offers possible timetable for Pence’s return Hunter Pence's return from hamstring surgery is no longer an abstract. Manager Bruce Bochy said Sunday he could envision Pence beginning a minor-league rehab assignment in a week then rejoining the Giants during the first post-break homesetand, which begins July 25. Joe Panik might beat Pence back to the active roster. Bochy said the concussed second baseman was doing "real well" and will not need as many minor-league games as Pence, but needs to be cleared medically. Henry Schulman is a San Francisco Chronicle staff...

Giants notes: Hunter Pence excited with his progress, Sergio Romo again on the cusp of returning, etc.

PHOENIX – Even by his effervescent standards, Hunter Pence was in an upbeat mood Saturday.   Pence took batting practice on the field for the first time since his hamstring tendon surgery June 9 -- a positive sign that the… Continue Reading → The post Giants notes: Hunter Pence excited with his progress, Sergio Romo again on the cusp of returning, etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.

Giants hope fast-healing Pence can return before eight weeks

Giants hope fast-healing Pence can return before eight weeks The Giants have learned something important about Hunter Pence in the past year: The Giants are not ready to concede he will need eight weeks to recover from hamstring surgery and thus do not plan to place him on the 60-day disabled list to clear any spots on the 40-man roster. If Pence were moved to the 60-day DL, retroactive to June 2, he would not be eligible to play again until Aug. 1. The Giants sent Romo to San Jose for another rehab appearance with the Class A Giants on Tuesday. Romo has not pitched since April 10 and...

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