Hunter Pence to Miss 6-8 Weeks with Broken Forearm

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Hunter Pence #8 of the San Francisco Giants reacts after lining out to end the fifth inning against the Kansas City Royals

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No! No! No!

The San Francisco Giants will be out their starting right fielder for Opening Day.

Hunter Pence suffered a broken left forearm Thursday (Mar. 5) after he was hit by a pitch during a spring training game against the Chicago Cubs. He is expected to miss 6-8 weeks.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that Pence was remaining positive. “You know Hunter, he’s always upbeat, optimistic. He tried to get out of the way, and [the pitch] kind of ran and caught him there.”

The eccentric outfielder took to Twitter to show his gratitude for the support from fans.

Pence has played in 383 straight games– the longest active streak in the majors.

This is disheartening news for Giants fans, but the good news is that it’s still an early spring. If things go well, Pence will be back in the lineup in late April.

The 2014 All-Star hit .277 last season with 20 home runs, 74 RBI and stole 13 bases. He then helped carry the Giants to their third World Series in five years by hitting .333 in the postseason.