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Hunter Pence is going to be out two months with a torn hamstring

San Francisco Giants v Atlanta Braves

ATLANTA, GA - JUNE 01: Hunter Pence #8 of the San Francisco Giants grabs his right leg pullling up short running to first base on a ground out in the fourth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on June 1, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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When Hunter Pence was placed on the disabled list yesterday there was a sense that he may just miss a little time. Indeed, his manager, Bruce Bochy, said that Pence’s injury was similar to the one he suffered previously that led to a short DL stint. Nope: Pence is going to be sidelined for eight weeks.

It’s that bad. The hamstring tendon near the back of Pence’s right knee was -- brace yourselves -- torn completely off the bone. He’ll need surgery.

That had to hurt. And it hurts more than just Pence, as their outfielder is one of their key offensive contributors and a team leader. To bridge the gap the first place Giants will go with a combination of Jarrett Parker, Mac Williamson, Kelby Tomlinson and possibly Brandon Belt in the outfield to replace Pence. You can’t rule out a trade either, though it should be noted that the outfield market is pretty darn thin at the moment.

Tough break. Or tear. Whatever.