Pence (groin) is unlikely to return until July, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. He is only running at 60-70 percent, which manager Chris Woodward says likely rules Pence out through the series in Tampa Bay this weekend. Joey Gallo and Nomar Mazara should typically start from center to left while Shin-Soo Choo and Willie Calhoun start in left field and designated hitter while Pence is sidelined.
Pence (groin) isn't expected to miss more than 10-to-14 days while on the injured list, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. While it doesn't appear as though Pence will be able to return right at the 10-day minimum, the Rangers are optimistic he'll be ready to roll by the end of June. It remains unclear as to whether he'll require a rehab stint prior to coming off the shelf.
Pence (groin) was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday. Pence exited Sunday's game with right groin tightness after pulling up while attempting to run down a flyball in right field, and an MRI on Monday confirmed the issue is serious enough to warrant a stay on the injured list. The Rangers have yet to provide a timetable for Pence's return, though he'll be eligible for activation June 27. Willie Calhoun (quadriceps) was activated from the injured list in a corresponding move and should see time at DH and in the outfield in place of Pence.
Pence will undergo an MRI on his injured right groin Monday, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports. Pence was removed from Sunday's game with an injury that did not look good, per manager Chris Woodward. "I saw what you saw," Woodward said. "I am not a doctor, but when it looks like he got shot, it's never a good sign. Hunter is kind of a freak, so maybe he'll be better than I anticipated. When you see a guy pull up like that, it's typically never a good sign. I don't think it's great, but we'll see the severity of it [Monday]." With the possibility Pence going on the injured list, the Rangers can opt to activate Willie Calhoun (quadriceps), who just played four games while on rehab for Triple-A Nashville.
Pence has been diagnosed with right groin tightness after leaving Sunday's game against the Reds. Pence is set to be re-evaluated Monday to determine the extent of the injury. Danny Santana could see more action if Pence is forced to miss time. Prior to exiting Sunday, Pence went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run, his 15th of the season.