Pence dealing with sprained right thumb

April 4th, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants left fielder was scratched from the lineup for Wednesday's 10-1 win over the Mariners with a sprained right thumb. He entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning and flied out to right.

Prior to the game, manager Bruce Bochy indicated that Pence wasn't seriously injured.

"We expect him to be fine after [Thursday's] off-day," Bochy said.

Pence hurt himself as he dove to snare 's fifth-inning RBI double in the Mariners' 6-4 victory Tuesday. On Wednesday, Pence was replaced in the lineup by , whom Bochy stationed in center field. , initially listed as the center fielder, moved to left field.

Pence started the Giants' first five games and batted .222 (4-for-18).