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Giants OF Hunter Pence at least a week away from batting practice
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

Giants outfielder Hunter Pence is still at least a week away from taking "real" batting practice, according to manager Bruce Bochy per MLB.com.

Pence is currently on the 15-day DL with a forearm injury and is yet to play in a game this season. The team is hopeful he will be healthy enough to begin his rehab assignment in the next week or so. He hit .277 with 20 home runs and 74 RBI in 2014. 

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Giants OF Hunter Pence in line for batting practice soon
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

Giants manager Bruce Bochy estimated that outfielder Hunter Pence could begin taking batting practice in a week, according to MLB.com

Pence is still recovering from a fractured forearm that has sidelined him for the start of the season. He's not expected to be back in the lineup before May 1 either. 

Pence has been able to take some swings and could also begin a rehab assignment next week. 

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Report: Mavs' Chandler Parsons might require microfracture surgery
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons could be in line for microfracture surgery on his right knee, according to a report from ESPN Dallas

It's not a definite as arthroscopic surgery is still a possibility. However, if microfracture surgery is required, the recovery period could last past the beginning of the 2015-16 season. Parsons' knee injury forced him to miss the remainder of the playoffs. 

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Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy blasts three-run home run
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy went 1 for 4 at the plate in New York's 3-1 win over the Marlins Monday. Murphy was quiet at the plate all night before stepping in the box in the ninth inning against Steve Cishek.

Murphy belted a 1-1 pitch from Cishek over the right field wall for a three-run home run to give the Mets the lead and eventual win. It was Murphy's second homer of the season and 14th RBI. He is hitting .174 in 69 at-bats this season.

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Mets closer Jeurys Familia picks up another save in win Monday
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

Mets closer Jeurys Familia worked a perfect ninth inning in New York's 3-1 win over the Marlins Monday. Familia finished things off in style with a strikeout and two groundouts in the inning for his ninth save of the year.

Familia lowered his ERA to 1.69 with 13 strikeouts and just three walks on the year.

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