Giants’ Hunter Pence will have surgery, out two months

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San Francisco Giants rightfielder Hunter Pence out two months with torn hamstring
Thursday June 2nd, 2016

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San Francisco Giants rightfielder Hunter Pence has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain, the team announced Thursday.

Pence tore the hamstring tendon near the back of his right knee and will have surgery. Recovery time is about two months.

Pence missed nearly a week in May with a prior hamstring issue, but returned to the field last weekend. In Wednesday’s 5–4 loss to the Atlanta Braves, Pence pulled his hamstring while attempting to run out a ground ball. He underwent an MRI on Thursday before being placed on the disabled list.

The Giants have recalled outfielder Mac Williamson from Triple A Sacramento to take Pence’s spot on the roster in the interim. Williamson, 25, has batted .287 this season in Triple A.

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In 50 games this season, Pence is batting .298 with seven home runs and 36 RBIs for the first-place Giants.

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