Hunter Pence underwent surgery Thursday to repair a hamstring tendon that tore off the bone on his right leg while he was running to first base last Wednesday in Atlanta.
Pence tweeted before going into surgery: "Thanks for the well wishes. I'll be back in a flash!" Then, nine hours later, he tweeted, "I'm okay! :)"
The All-Star right fielder was told that if he didn't have surgery, there was a 50-50 chance of re-injuring the tendon this season and thus having a longer recovery.
The Giants will lean on Jarrett Parker and Mac Williamson in the outfield and signed veterans Travis Ishikawa and Chis Denorfia to bolster the organization's depth.
The Giants have averaged 4.87 runs per game and gone 62-36 with Pence in the lineup the last two seasons. Without him -- Pence hurt his wrist and oblique last season -- they are 56-64 and average 3.89 runs per game.
Thanks for the well wishes. I'll be back in a flash! pic.twitter.com/Yj66RVEhHc— Hunter Pence (@hunterpence) June 9, 2016
I'm okay! :) pic.twitter.com/dWvCNsGqLv— Hunter Pence (@hunterpence) June 9, 2016