SAN DIEGO -- Hunter Pence's first rehab game for Triple-A Sacramento was cut short Saturday night.
Pence grabbed at his right leg after reaching first base on a single in the third inning. He was replaced by pinch-runner Ryan Lollis. Pence was supposed to play five innings Saturday and five more Sunday in his first action following hamstring surgery.
The Giants did not have an immediate update on Pence since the play happened in Round Rock, Texas just a few minutes before the team took the field at Petco Park. A Twitter video shows Pence jogging down to first and then reaching down to rub his leg at the same spot where a torn hamstring tendon was removed on June 9. According to the Twitter user who posted the video, Pence left the field with a trainer.
Pence was originally expected to miss six to eight weeks. The Giants hoped to get him back in the lineup in time for the next homestand, which starts July 25. Manager Bruce Bochy had left open the possibility of Pence returning at the end of this current road trip, but no matter what the injury Saturday night turns out to be, that now seems unlikely.
--- Joe Panik (concussion) is scheduled to join Triple-A on Monday and play at least three games. Bochy said Panik could return to the big leagues Friday in New York.
--- Matt Cain felt healthy while pitching for Single-A San Jose on Friday night. If all goes well during a bullpen session Sunday, he'll start Wednesday in Boston.