Saturday, July 4, 2015

Pence ready to go after offseason surgery

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.

Pence ready to go after offseason surgery

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The Phillies´ Hunter Pence has been rehabbing following offseason sports hernia surgery. (Ron Cortes / Staff Photographer)
The Phillies' Hunter Pence has been rehabbing following offseason sports hernia surgery. (Ron Cortes / Staff Photographer)

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.

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“It’s something you really don’t focus on,” Pence said. “My agents at Beverly Hills Sports Council take care of that. I trust them.”

More from Hunter Pence in tomorrow's Daily News.



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