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Hunter Pence’s “recovery is going well” after hernia surgery

Dec 19, 2011, 11:51 AM EDT

He can't believe it either. AP

Hunter Pence underwent sports hernia surgery shortly after the Phillies were knocked out of the playoffs and told Bernardo Fallas of the Philadelphia Daily News that “the recovery is going well” so far.

Pence explained that he’s already been cleared to run and swing a bat, so he seems to be on track with the 3-6 week recovery timetable.

Philadelphia has Pence under team control through 2013, but he made $6.9 million this past season and is in line for a sizable raise heading into his second season of arbitration eligibility.

Pence hit .314 with 22 homers and an .871 OPS in 154 games for the Astros and Phillies, topping an .850 OPS for the first time since he was a rookie in 2007.

  1. phillytalk215 - Dec 19, 2011 at 12:09 PM

    PENCE-SYLVANNNIA!!!

  2. delsj - Dec 19, 2011 at 12:17 PM

    Aaron, nice Bernardo Fallas reference! I had never seen that name before in Philly and when I searched his name on Philly.com, I got this: “Did you mean: Bernardo Fall as”

  3. muckthefets23 - Dec 19, 2011 at 2:23 PM

    I am really eager to see what kind of production the phils get out of him next season when he’s completely healthy. He did pretty damn good for playing hurt after the trade. I also hope we see good stuff outta big John in whatever position charlie puts him in til Howard gets back.

  4. deepstblu - Dec 19, 2011 at 2:28 PM

    Good surgery, let’s go eat!

  5. 78mu - Dec 19, 2011 at 3:16 PM

    Shouldn’t we ask his wife or girlfriend whether his recovery is going well?

    • spudchukar - Dec 19, 2011 at 6:58 PM

      PENCE-LDICK!!!

  6. spudchukar - Dec 19, 2011 at 7:00 PM

    The question no longer is “if”, but “how much” over the luxury tax will the Pheelies go.

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