Don't worry, Hunter Pence and the pitcher who plunked him are totally cool now
Heading into the 2015 season, Giants right fielder Hunter Pence had a lot to feel good about: he's a two-time World Series champion and had the longest active streak of consecutive games played in MLB.
Emphasis on the past tense there because Pence was clunked with a pitch during a Spring Training game against the Cubs. Pence suffered a non-displaced fracture of his left ulna (forearm) when he wore a pitch from Cubbies prospect Corey Black on Thursday.
Pence and Black made up on Twitter after the incident, with Black apologizing for hitting the Giants' All-Star right fielder and Pence understanding that it's all part of the game.
@CblackCHC It happens my friend. Thanks for the concern, it's a part of the game we love. No slowing down!- Hunter Pence (@hunterpence) March 6, 2015
Pence is due back in 6-8 weeks, so Gregor Blanco and Nori Aoki will presumably keep his spot warm until at least late April.