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Hunter Pence’s “recovery is going well” after hernia surgery

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Hunter Pence underwent sports hernia surgery shortly after the Phillies were knocked out of the playoffs and told Bernardo Fallas of the Philadelphia Daily News that “the recovery is going well” so far.

Pence explained that he’s already been cleared to run and swing a bat, so he seems to be on track with the 3-6 week recovery timetable.

Philadelphia has Pence under team control through 2013, but he made $6.9 million this past season and is in line for a sizable raise heading into his second season of arbitration eligibility.

Pence hit .314 with 22 homers and an .871 OPS in 154 games for the Astros and Phillies, topping an .850 OPS for the first time since he was a rookie in 2007.

Phillies sign Trevor Plouffe to minor league deal

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Infielder Trevor Plouffe has signed a minor league deal with the Phillies, Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News reports. Plouffe asked for and was granted his release from the Rangers earlier this month.

Plouffe, 31, had a double and a home run in 17 plate appearances with Triple-A Round Rock to start the 2018 season. He spent last year with the Athletics and Rays, putting up a meager .198/.272/.318 batting line in 100 games.

Plouffe has mostly played third base throughout his career, but can also handle the other three infield spots and both outfield corners, so he’ll serve as organizational depth at Triple-A Lehigh Valley for the Phillies.