Angel Pagan CF SF 3 weeks ago

Pagan went 3-for-4 with an RBI and his first stolen base of the year in Wednesday's loss to the Rockies.

This was Pagan's second-consecutive three-hit game (albeit, all singles). He has been batting third in the lineup and should continue to do so until Hunter Pence (forearm) returns.

Angel Pagan CF SF 3 weeks ago

Pagan is out of the lineup Sunday against the Padres.

No reason was given for Pagan being out of the lineup. It can be assumed this is a normal day of rest for the veteran.

Angel Pagan CF SF 1 month ago

Pagan went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, a run scored, and a pair of RBI in Monday's win over Arizona.

As expected, Pagan batted third for the defending World Series champions and did not disappoint. The oft-injured outfielder was dealing with a minor back injury this spring, but he appears to be completely healthy and should be a multi-category contributor as long as he is hitting in the middle of the Giants' lineup.

Angel Pagan CF SF 1 month ago

Pagan will start the season batting third against right-handed pitchers, and he may bat fifth against southpaws, CSN Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic reports.

With Hunter Pence (arm) expected to miss all or most of April, Pagan will spend the season's first month in the middle of the lineup, while Norichika Aoki will handle leadoff duties. It is still possible Pagan gets some early at-bats from the leadoff spot, and once Pence returns, Pagan will likely be a regular atop the lineup.

Angel Pagan CF SF 1 month 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 month 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 month 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 months 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 months 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 months 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.