Hunter Pence slowed by Achilles’ tendon injury early in Giants camp

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Giants outfielder Hunter Pence underwent a precautionary MRI exam on his injured Achilles’ tendon today and is expected to be held out of games for at least a week, according to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle.

Pence downplayed the severity of the injury, saying “it feels great today” and “we’re being extremely conservative” by taking some early time off.

Missing a week of action now would basically have zero effect on Pence’s ability to be ready for Opening Day and in fact some teams limit their star players’ action in early games every spring. Still, it’s something for Giants fans to keep an eye on.