Texas Rangers
    Hunter Pence
    Hunter Pence
    #24 | Hunter Pence
    Healthy
    Right Fielder | Texas Rangers
    Bats / Throws Right / Right
    Date of Birth 4/13/1983
    Height, Weight 6'4", 220 lbs
    From Fort Worth, TX
    College Texas-Arlington
    Drafted 2004 - Rd 2
    Salary --
    Nationality United States USA
    2019 Season
    HR
    15
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    RBI
    48
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    AVG
    .287
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    BIOGRAPHY  
    Bats / Throws Right / Right
    Date of Birth 4/13/1983
    Height, Weight 6'4", 220 lbs
    From Fort Worth, TX
    College Texas-Arlington
    Drafted 2004 - Rd 2
    Salary --
    Nationality United States USA
    RotowireJul 17, 8:16a ET

    News

    Pence went 0-for-4 in Tuesday's 9-2 loss to Arizona.

    Impact

    Pence returned to the lineup Tuesday after missing a month with a groin injury. To make room for Pence, the Rangers sent Willie Calhoun back to Triple-A, which should alleviate any concerns of a crowded outfield limiting Pence's plate appearances.

    RotowireJul 16, 4:04p ET

    News

    Pence (groin) has been activated from the 10-day injured list and will serve as the DH and No. 3 hitter Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.

    Impact

    Pence has been on the shelf since June 17, but after being given the green light during Monday's medical evaluation, he's back in the starting nine for Tuesday's matchup. He pieced together an incredible first half of the season at the dish, slashing .294/.353/.608 with 15 homers and 48 RBI over 55 contests, so the Rangers will be eager to get his bat back in the lineup.

    RotowireJul 15, 4:20p ET

    News

    Pence (groin) will undergo a medical evaluation Monday and is expected to be reinstated from the 10-day injured list ahead of Tuesday's series opener against the Diamondbacks, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

    Impact

    Pence reported no issues with his groin while playing each of the past four days with Double-A Frisco, so Monday's checkup is viewed as a formality more than anything else. Texas may be judicious in its initial usage of Pence in the outfield with him coming off a month-long absence due to the injury, but the designated-hitter spot presents a path for the All-Star to see steady at-bats once he's reinstated. Prior to landing on the IL, Pence was in the midst of a resurgent season, posting a .294 average and 15 home runs across 215 plate appearances.

    RotowireJul 15, 8:56a ET

    News

    Manager Chris Woodward said Pence's (groin) third rehab start Saturday went well, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

    Impact

    Pence wanted to get in two more rehab games over the weekend after going 0-for-10 with five strikeouts over his first three games. He went a combined 3-for-8 while striking out just once in games Saturday and Sunday. He could be activated in time for Tuesday's series-opener against the Diamondbacks.

    RotowireJul 13, 6:46p ET

    News

    Pence (groin) will play two additional rehab games and is expected to be activated off the 10-day injured list Tuesday, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

    Impact

    There was a chance Pence could have rejoined the Rangers on Saturday, but he went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Friday's contest and wants a couple more games with Double-A Frisco to get back up to speed. Assuming the 36-year-old returns Tuesday as expected, he'll have spent exactly a month on the IL due to the right groin strain.