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Pence ready to go after offseason surgery

Phillies rightfielder Hunter Pence underwent sports-hernia surgery soon after the Phillies' elimination. He did about 3 weeks of rehab in Philly and the rest in Houston, where he resides in the offseason, owns a baseball academy and continues to be involved in the community.

"The recovery is going well," Pence told Daily News contributor Bernardo Fallas during a baseball camp in Houston this weekend. "I'm going to be good to go ... It's supposed to be a 3-to-6-week recovery, and it's going all right. I'm already good to play. I'm able to swing and run, and now it's just a little bit of working out the scar tissue."

Pence is under the Phillies' control through 2013. He is one of four players — Cole Hamels, Kyle Kendrick and Wilson Valdez are the others — who are arbitration-eligible for next season.

Pence said he leaves that part of the business to the professionals.

"It's something you really don't focus on," Pence said. "My agents at Beverly Hills Sports Council take care of that. I trust them."

More from Hunter Pence in tomorrow's Daily News.