Someone stole Hunter Pence’s scooter

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Hunter Pence rides around on a motorized scooter. So often, in fact, that last season the Giants handed out a bobblehead doll depicting Pence on his beloved scooter.

But some jerk stole the scooter Sunday night while Pence had it parked at a restaurant in California. He didn’t have it locked up because, according to Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com: “The battery charger is rare and it wouldn’t do anyone any good to take it.”

Someone took it anyway and now Pence is offering a no-questions-asked signed bobblehead for anyone who returns it to him in one piece. And he really seems broken up about losing it:

It was one of my favorite things that I have. I’m grateful for stuff, but aside from my baseball equipment and my scooter, and maybe my laptop, there are not many (possessions) that I care about. … I try not to be too attached to things, even though I have a bobblehead with it. I felt it was an extension of me.

Or as manager Bruce Bochy put it: “He had a sad face on this morning. I’ve never seen that.”

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Dodgers sign OF Jason Heyward to minor league deal

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LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers signed outfielder Jason Heyward to a minor league deal and invited him to spring training.

The 33-year-old was released by the Chicago Cubs earlier this offseason.

Heyward, who was injured at times last season, put up the worst offensive numbers of his career, batting .204 and with 10 RBIs and one home run in 137 plate appearances. However, he’s a valuable defender in the outfield.

The deal reunites Heyward with first baseman Freddie Freeman. They came up through the Atlanta Braves system and have remained friends ever since.

Heyward was a leader in the Cubs’ clubhouse, helping them win the 2016 World Series.