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Report: Pence deal to Giants 'in place'

KPIX, a television station in San Francisco, is reporting that the Giants "have a deal in place" for Phillies outfielder Hunter Pence. However, Giants vice president Bobby Evans said in a text message that there's "no truth to the rumor" the Giants have a deal in place for Pence.

Report: Pence deal to Giants 'in place'

A television station in San Francisco is reporting that the Giants have made a deal to acquire Hunter Pence. (Jeff Roberson/AP)
A television station in San Francisco is reporting that the Giants have made a deal to acquire Hunter Pence. (Jeff Roberson/AP)

KPIX, a  television station in San Francisco, is reporting that the Giants "have a deal in place" for Phillies outfielder Hunter Pence. Giants vice president Bobby Evans reportedly denied the report in a text message, saying that there's "no truth to the rumor."

But sources tell Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com that, although no agreeement has been reached, the Giants and the Phillies are indeed discussing a deal.

Pence, 30, is hitting .268 with 17 home runs and 59 RBI. Should there be a trade, the Phillies could bring up Domonic Brown from the minor leagues.

The Phillies are expected to become sellers after a weekend sweep at the hands of the Atlanta Braves effectively eliminated them from playoff contention. The MLB trade deadline is 4 p.m. Tuesday.


Which players should the Phillies deal before Tuesday's 4 p.m. trade deadline?
Juan Pierre
 
  4124 (62.1%)
Jonathan Papelbon
 
  1377 (20.8%)
Hunter Pence
 
  3745 (56.4%)
Cliff Lee
 
  2441 (36.8%)
Shane Victorino
 
  4845 (73.0%)
Ty Wigginton
 
  3869 (58.3%)
Joe Blanton
 
  4925 (74.2%)
Jimmy Rollins
 
  2076 (31.3%)
Placido Polanco
 
  3964 (59.7%)
Laynce Nix
 
  2347 (35.4%)
Chase Utley
 
  846 (12.7%)
Keep the players. Get rid of Manuel or Amaro!
 
  620 (9.3%)
Total votes = 6636


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