"He plays center half the time anyways," Bochy quipped about Pence on Thursday morning. "You see Blanco making a catch and there's Hunter, right behind him."
The Giants optioned Perez to Triple-A Fresno after the team's 5-2 win against the A's on Wednesday night to make room for infielder Ehire Adrianza, who was activated from the 15-day disabled list Thursday.
Perez has started nine games for the Giants this season and has recorded seven hits in 45 at-bats. The highlight of the 27-year-old's season has been a game-winning two-run home run against the Reds on June 4.
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