San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence is currently on the disabled list due to a thumb sprain.
He is beginning a rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A team, the Sacramento River Cats, on Friday night according to general manager Bobby Evans and Giants beat writer Henry Schulman.
The River Cats have announced that Pence is making an appearance this weekend via Twitter.
The man is coming to town! Hunter Pence is expected to make a rehab appearance for the River Cats this weekend! 🙌
— Sacramento River Cats (@RiverCats) April 26, 2018
This Friday’s game is against the Reno Aces, the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Triple-A team.
Pence is expected to return to the active roster, although he will not be activated when eligible on Sunday.