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Hunter Pence has broken forearm after getting hit by pitch

Andrew Baggarly is reporting Pence will miss six to eight weeks.

Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to odd year. Pull up a shard of glass to sit on. Would you like a cup of roaches? Hunter Pence was hit on the arm by a pitch in the sixth inning of Thursday's game against the Cubs, and he left the game for x-rays. According to Henry Schulman, things aren't looking good, and the Giants told Alex Pavlovic that Pence's forearm is likely broken.

Oh, the Giants won 8-6, coming back from a 5-0 deficit. If you've ever wondered just how little you actually care for spring training results, this afternoon is for you.

Cubs right hander Corey Black was the pitcher we'll remember if Pence misses significant time, which seems almost certain. There's no set timetable for recovery, but Curtis Granderson missed 10 weeks with a broken forearm two years ago, but Albert Pujols came back quicker from a fractured forearm in 2011. It looks like the safest guess is May.

Welcome to odd year. Can I punch you in the face? Can you punch me in the face? Hunter Pence, key component of the San Francisco Giants and their plans to contend, is probably going to miss a substantial amount of time.


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