MLB free agents: 3 inexpensive OF that could make an impact

CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 08: Hunter Pence #24 of the Texas Rangers speaks to the media during All-Star Media Availability at Progressive Field on Monday, July 8, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Mary DeCicco/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 08: Hunter Pence #24 of the Texas Rangers speaks to the media during All-Star Media Availability at Progressive Field on Monday, July 8, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Mary DeCicco/MLB Photos via Getty Images) /
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MLB free agents: 3 inexpensive OF that could make an impact

Hunter Pence

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The 2019 All-Star was considering retirement after battling a back injury but has announced that he wants to and intends to play in 2020.

After struggling during his last two seasons in San Francisco, Hunter Pence revamped his swing as a Ranger, hitting .297 with a .910 OPS over 83 games. He hit 18 home runs and had 59 runs batted in before he went down for the season with a back injury. At 36, he stole 6 bases as well.

He was named to the All-Star team as the DH, his fourth selection over 13 seasons. He has 242 career home runs and is looking to break the 250 threshold this season.

It would make the most sense for Pence to stay in the American League so he can spend time in the outfield and as a designated hitter.

A reunion with the Giants has been discussed but nothing has moved forward yet. Pence won the 2012 and 2014 World Series with the Giants.

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Any team would benefit from having Pence in their lineup, but also in the clubhouse. He has been a great leader in MLB for years and would be a great role model for younger players.