The San Francisco Giants will likely put aside Hunter Pence contract talks until after the year, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
The Giants acquired Pence from the Phillies at the trade deadline last season. Despite his memorable motivational speeches, he underperformed. In 219 at-bats, he hit .219 with seven home runs and 45 RBI. Then, in the postseason, he hit .210 with a .521 OPS.
Heyman notes that a quick start a quick start from Pence could change the Giants’ plans.
While Pence isn’t completely expendable, the Giants do have options if he were to leave in the offseason. Angel Pagan could slide over to a corner outfield spot and Gary Brown could move to center field.