San Francisco Giants’ fan-favorite is scheduled to rehab sprained right thumb in Sacramento
WEST SACRAMENTO, CA – San Francisco Giants outfielder and fan-favorite Hunter Pence is expected to join the Sacramento River Cats this weekend on a rehab assignment for a sprained right thumb. While he is expected to join the team for Friday night’s game, his rehab schedule has not yet been confirmed.
Pence hurt his right thumb on April 3 while diving to make a play in a game against the Seattle Mariners at AT&T Park. The veteran outfielder had been playing through the injury, but was ultimately placed on the 10-day disabled list on April 20. Pence has played in 17 games so far this season.
The 35-year-old joined the San Francisco Giants in July of 2012 via a trade with the Philadelphia Phillies. In his first two full seasons with the Giants, Pence played in 324 consecutive games. He is a three-time All-Star (2009, 2011, 2014) and two-time World Champion (2012, 2014).
Pence has played with the River Cats in two of the last three seasons, also on rehab assignments. Combined between 2015 and 2016, he has played a total of 13 games, hitting .366 (15-for-41) with five home runs and 12 RBI.
First pitch for tomorrow night’s game at Raley Field against the Reno Aces is set for 7:05 p.m. with gates at 6 p.m. Tickets are still available for tomorrow and the rest of the weekend. For more information, please call 916.371.HITS (4487) or visit rivercats.com.
Press Release Courtesy of the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations