Why Hunter Pence might not return to Texas Rangers' lineup until July

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Why Hunter Pence might not return to Texas Rangers' lineup until July
Why Hunter Pence might not return to Texas Rangers' lineup until July

Texas Rangers outfielder Hunter Pence is unlikely to return to the roster until after the weekend series in Tampa Bay. Pence, who has been on the injured list with a groin strain since June 17, is eligible to return Thursday. Pence is one of three finalists for the designated hitter starting spot in the All-Star Game. When he was first injured, Pence downplayed the Grade 2 strain and expected to return as soon as possible. But when he was asked about it before Tuesday's game in Detroit he was less confident. He was running before the game at only 60 to 70 percent, according to Rangers manager Chris Woodward, which is still too far from being ready. Woodward explained. “It makes no sense to force

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