When Hunter Pence was placed on the disabled list yesterday there was a sense that he may just miss a little time. Indeed, his manager, Bruce Bochy, said that Pence’s injury was similar to the one he suffered previously that led to a short DL stint. Nope: Pence is going to be sidelined for eight weeks.
It’s that bad. The hamstring tendon near the back of Pence’s right knee was — brace yourselves — torn completely off the bone. He’ll need surgery.
That had to hurt. And it hurts more than just Pence, as their outfielder is one of their key offensive contributors and a team leader. To bridge the gap the first place Giants will go with a combination of Jarrett Parker, Mac Williamson, Kelby Tomlinson and possibly Brandon Belt in the outfield to replace Pence. You can’t rule out a trade either, though it should be noted that the outfield market is pretty darn thin at the moment.
Tough break. Or tear. Whatever.