Giants outfielder Hunter Pence is dealing with tendinitis in his left wrist and could be out a few days, Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News reports. Pence’s injury worsened when he tried to play through it on Tuesday against the Pirates, when he went 3-for-5. It sounds like Pence could miss all three games in the Giants’ road series against his former team in Philadelphia.
Pence made his season debut on May 16, missing the first month and a half after suffering a broken forearm when he was hit by a pitch near the end of spring training. He’s batting .282/.329/.451 with two home runs and 13 RBI in 76 plate appearances thus far.
The Marlins have announced that they have inked manager Don Mattingly to a two-year contract extensions. There’s a third year in the form of a mutual option.
Mattingly is finishing up the final year of the four-year contract he signed with the Marlins prior to the 2016 season. He’s 272-364 in that period and the club has lost 99 games already this season. The current bad run, however, obviously corresponds with a massive rebuild the team began undertaking following the 2017 season and the team’s change in ownership. Mattingly has not had much to work with over the past two seasons but he has likewise, largely, kept the team on as even a keel as one could hope under the circumstances. He has certainly impressed the Marlins’ brass enough to take the unusual step of keeping on a manager they inherited from a previous ownership and front office group.
In other news, the Marlins also announced a two-year contract extension for shortstop Miguel Rojas valued at $10.25 million. There’s a vesting option for a third year. The deal buys out Rojas’ final year of arbitration eligibility and one year of free agency, plus that option.
Rojas, 30, is hitting .285/.335/.383 (OPS+ 92) this year.