The San Francisco Giants ended the 2014 season on the highest of high notes, winning their third world championship in five seasons. However, they will begin the 2015 regular season on a rather low note. Fans like Jason Halpern have read hat all-star outfielder Hunter Pence is out for the next six to eight weeks after suffering a forearm fracture when a pitch from the Cubs Corey Black hit him on the arm.
The incident occurred in a spring training game between the two clubs Thursday. Your text to link… Pence was at the plate in the sixth inning when Black’s pitch got away from him and struck the outfielder on the arm. Following the game, Pence took to Twitter and posted a response to the fans who sent him get well wishes. “All the love and support is making me feel better already. Thank You :)”
Black also tweeted out, “Lost for words. Hope you heal fast @hunterpence hitting someone is never a good feeling. Hurting someone is even worse.”
Pence tweeted back, “@CblackCHC It happens my friend. Thanks for the concern, it’s a part of the game we love. No slowing down!”
Last year, Pence batted .277 with 20 homers, 74 RBIs, 106 runs, 29 doubles, ten triples and 13 stolen bases. One possible replacement for Pence in the outfield is Norichika Aoki, acquired from Kansas City in the off season.