Angel Pagan CF SF 5 days ago

Pagan returned to the lineup for Wednesday's spring game.

Pagan had been sidelined for nearly two weeks with back stiffness and received an injection in his back last week. The 33-year-old had earlier reported feeling 100 percent and being confident that he'd be ready by Opening Day, so a return to spring action is a step in the right direction toward accomplishing that.

Angel Pagan CF SF 1 week ago

Pagan (back) will play a minor league game Tuesday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Pagan has dealt with back issues throughout training camp but he's insistent on being ready for Opening Day and playing in the minors Tuesday is a step in the right direction for that to become a reality. Nevertheless, his next few outings should be telling of his impending decision on whether or not he'll officially be ready for the start of the regular season.

Angel Pagan CF SF 1 week ago

Pagan (back) said that his back spasms are just a minor setback and that he is "confident for Opening Day," CSN Bay Area reports.

There was initial concern when Pagan had to miss time with a back injury after undergoing a procedure on his back last season, but it turned out to be a minor back spasm caused by sleeping in a bed that was too soft. Pagan has since switched to a harder mattress and the shots he received were anti-inflammatory. On Sunday he took batting practice and ran in the field, reporting no discomfort in his back. He appears close to returning to field, but his main focus is being ready for Opening Day. It appears safe to deploy Pagan once the regular season kicks off, but this is just a reminder of how fragile the speedy outfielder can be.

Angel Pagan CF SF 2 weeks ago

Pagan (back) received an injection in his back and will miss another two or three games, according to CSN Bay Area.

Pagan entered spring training healthy, but he has been sidelined by another back ailment. Manager Bruce Bochy said that Pagan will probably take the next two to three games off in order allow his back to heal. On a positive note, the shot Pagan received in his back is not in the same location as his bulging disk, which caused him to miss the majority of the 2014 season. The Giants seemed to have dodged a bullet regarding the severity of Pagan's back injury, but it still makes the oft-injured outfielder a risky option in drafts. If he were to suffer a setback and miss the start of the season; Juan Perez, Gary Brown, Travis Ishikawa, and Justin Maxwell are all candidates to fill in for Pagan.

Angel Pagan CF SF 2 weeks ago

Pagan (back) will miss his third straight game Thursday, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

Pagan continues to battle stiffness in his back, but the team is maintaining that it's nothing serious, despite the fact that Pagan underwent surgery in September. Continue to monitor the situation over the next few days.

Angel Pagan CF SF 2 weeks ago

Pagan is getting treatment for back stiffness Tuesday, but he may return to the lineup Thursday, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

While the initial report suggest this is nothing serious, it's still a bit worrisome that Pagan's bothered by his back. He underwent back surgery in September but hasn't been limited this spring.

Angel Pagan CF SF 1 month ago

Pagan, who underwent back surgery in September, confirmed Tuesday that he is 100 percent healthy, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports. "I'm good, I'm perfect, " Pagain said. "I feel like never before."

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said the same thing in early February, and Pagan won't have any restrictions at camp. Now 33 years old, the veteran center fielder hasn't played 100 games in a season since 2012, but he's still been effective when healthy.

Angel Pagan CF SF 2 months ago

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that Pagan no longer has issues with his lower back, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

After going through a three-month rehab process following September surgery, Pagan may be able to enter spring training without significant restrictions. Ultimately, it will be difficult to determine is true level of health without seeing him go through the rigors of patrolling center field on a day-to-day basis once Cactus League games begin.

Angel Pagan CF SF 6 months ago

Pagan (back) will have surgery on Thursday, and it will require a three-month rehab, CSN Bay Area's Andrew Baggarly reports.

Manager Bruce Bochy said there was no use in trying to get Pagan healthy enough for him to contribute in the postseason, as the injury needed surgery. Gregor Blanco will continue to see most of the starts in center field and will bat leadoff. The Giants have a variety of underwhelming options in left field, including Chris Dominguez, Juan C. Perez and Gary Brown. Those in single-season leagues can officially cut ties with Pagan, but it sounds like he'll be fully recovered in time for spring training next year.

Angel Pagan CF SF 6 months ago

Pagan (back) isn't expected to be available for the upcoming three-game series against the Dodgers, Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area reports.

Pagan aggravated the back injury that has limited him all season during Friday's contest, and will return to San Francisco for further evaluation. The Giants currently have a 3.5 game lead for the NL Wild Card spot, so getting Pagan healthy for the postseason is likely their top priority at this point. Fantasy owners shouldn't count on much production from Pagan during the season's final week.