"Those two weeks on the DL will give us a lot of information," GM Bobby Evans said Thursday. "Hopefully he'll be ready when that time ends. If not, I hope it's not much longer than that."
Outfielder Nori Aoki was activated from the seven-day concussion DL on Thursday to take Pence's spot.
"He's got a moderate strain, which is great news," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said of Pence after Tuesday's 2-0 win over the Cardinals. "It's the news we thought. He's probably going to need a couple weeks."
Joe Harris is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.