Phillies rightfielder Hunter Pence underwent sports-hernia surgery soon after the Phillies’ elimination. He did about 3 weeks of rehab in Philly and the rest in Houston, where he resides in the offseason, owns a baseball academy and continues to be involved in the community.
“The recovery is going well,” Pence told Daily News contributor Bernardo Fallas during a baseball camp in Houston this weekend. “I’m going to be good to go ... It’s supposed to be a 3-to-6-week recovery, and it’s going all right. I’m already good to play. I’m able to swing and run, and now it’s just a little bit of working out the scar tissue.”
Pence is under the Phillies’ control through 2013. He is one of four players — Cole Hamels, Kyle Kendrick and Wilson Valdez are the others — who are arbitration-eligible for next season.
Pence said he leaves that part of the business to the professionals.