SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) San Francisco outfielder Hunter Pence broke his left forearm and will be sidelined six to eight weeks after being hit by a pitch in the sixth inning of the Giants' 8-6 victory over a Chicago Cubs split-squad Thursday.
One of the clubhouse leaders for the World Series champions, the quirky Pence has played in 383 straight games - the longest active streak in the majors - since the Giants traded for him in July 2012. He hit .277 with 20 homers and 74 RBIs last year.
He was hit by a pitch from the Cubs' Corey Black and went to first base before being removed for a pinch runner.
''It didn't look good,'' Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. ''You hate to see it but these things do happen. Guys work so hard to get ready.''
X-rays showed Pence has a non-displaced fracture in his left forearm.
Black reached out to Pence over Twitter.
''Lost for words. Hope you heal fast (at)hunterpence hitting someone is never a good feeling. Hurting someone is even worse,'' Black wrote.