Giants’ general manager Bobby Evans told MLB.com’s Chris Haft that Pence did not re-aggravate his hamstring injury.

“Just didn’t want to push him after he was HBP. Maybe felt scar tissue if anything during three innings he played. Felt good after he came out” – Evans

John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle has reported that he’s hearing that Pence is “not seriously injured as people are fearing”:

San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence has reportedly been removed from his rehabilitation start with the Sacramento River Cats due to a right leg injury. It was Pence’s first game rehabbing from a torn right hamstring, which required surgery. He joined the Triple-A affiliate on the road in Roundrock today.

Via Matt Goldman:

And here’s video:

Pence did get a hit, but Ryan Lollis replaced him on the bases after Pence motioned to the dugout that he couldn’t run. Pence was hit by a pitch in his first plate appearance, but he didn’t appear to be in pain and stayed in the game.

Pence, 33, has had injury problems the past two seasons after consistently being an iron man throughout his career. Last year, he broke his left arm in spring training on a hit-by-pitch and had complications all year from the injury. This season, before being sidelined with the hamstring injury, he was having his second-best career season at the plate, slashing .298/.375/.486 with a 137 wRC+. His walk rate sky-rocketed to over 11 percent after never getting past 9 percent in any season prior.

We will keep you updated.

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