Friday, February 27, 2015

Pence expected to return this weekend

Rightfielder Hunter Pence was diagnosed with a mild strain of the patella tendon in his left knee and is expected to return during the weekend series against the Mets at Citi Field.

Pence expected to return this weekend

The Phillies´ Hunter Pence is expected to return to the lineup this weekend. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)
The Phillies' Hunter Pence is expected to return to the lineup this weekend. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)

Rightfielder Hunter Pence was diagnosed with a mild strain of the patella tendon in his left knee and is expected to return during the weekend series against the Mets at Citi Field.

Pence had an MRI Wednesday. He has patella tendonitis and apparently aggravated the condition during Tuesday's first game of a day-night doubleheader against Washington.

"I feel good," Pence said. "I never really thought we needed an MRI. But it feels good. It is what it is."

Pence said he's had the same injury in the past. "The thing is, I can play on it," he said. "But it's not going to get better. The idea is to have me a little stronger. I like to be in there playing."


More coverage
 
VOTE: Which Phillies pitcher will have the best season?
 
POLL: Will Howard regain his form with the Phillies?
 
VOTE: Which Phillie do you expect the most from in spring?
 
POLL: Which Phils prospect will break out this season?
 
Follow the Phillies: Download our FREE Pro Baseball app!
 
Buy Phillies jerseys and other gear
 
WATCH: Daily fantasy baseball updates
Who will win the NL Cy Young Award?
Cliff Lee
Roy Halladay
Clayton Kershaw
Ian Kennedy

Have a question? Send it to Matt Gelb's Mailbag.

Download our NEW iPhone/Android app for easy access to all of our Phillies coverage, plus app-exclusive videos and analysis. Get it here.

About this blog

The place for up-to-the-minute Phillies coverage from The Inquirer's beat writers and columnists.

Jake Kaplan Inquirer Staff Writer
Bob Brookover Inquirer Columnist
Marc Narducci Inquirer Staff Writer
Matt Breen Inquirer Staff Writer
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com:
Stay Connected