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Pence's first workouts delayed by sore shoulder

February 18, 2019

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Outfielder Hunter Pence did not participate in the Rangers' first full-squad workout Monday because of a sore right shoulder. The Rangers do not believe it is serious but are going to give Pence some time off."It shouldn't be a big deal," Rangers assistant general manager Shiraz Rehman

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Outfielder Hunter Pence did not participate in the Rangers' first full-squad workout Monday because of a sore right shoulder. The Rangers do not believe it is serious but are going to give Pence some time off.
"It shouldn't be a big deal," Rangers assistant general manager Shiraz Rehman said. "It's just a sore shoulder. He'll take today off, maybe a couple of days and then we'll have a better idea."
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Pence said he injured the shoulder on his next-to-last workout back in Texas before leaving for Spring Training.
"It's just a little discomfort," Pence said. "Hopefully a few days and I will get right back at it. It's unfortunate timing, but we have to get it right."
Pence is in camp on a Minor League contract and is trying to win a spot as the club's fourth outfielder. He played in just 97 games for the Giants in 2018 while missing six weeks in the first half of the season with a sprained right thumb.
Infielder Chase d'Arnaud, who is also in camp on a Minor League contract, is dealing with a strained left oblique muscle. Rehman said he could be down 10-14 days. D'Arnaud told the Rangers he may have injured the muscle by overdoing his offseason workouts.

T.R. Sullivan has covered the Rangers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2006. Follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger and listen to his podcast.