Angel Pagan CF SF 2 days ago

Pagan (back) returned to the lineup Tuesday, going 2-for-4 with a stolen base in the win over the Dodgers.

It was a bit worrisome that Pagan was dealing with back spasms after having surgery on his back last season, but his strong performance and quick return indicate that this was simply a minor setback. He doesn't have the cleanest bill of health so this issue could flare up again during the course of the season; but when he is healthy, Pagan can help fantasy teams in multiple categories.

Angel Pagan CF SF 3 days ago

Pagan (back) is in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Dodgers.

A bout of back spasms forced Pagan from Saturday's game and kept him out of the lineup for the finale in Cincinnati, but he's been cleared to face Carlos Frias in the opener against Los Angeles. The quick turnaround is great to see considering Pagan underwent back surgery in September.

Angel Pagan CF SF 5 days ago

Pagan (back) is not in the lineup Sunday against the Reds.

Pagan left Saturday's game due to back spasms, and although the team doesn't expect the injury to be overly serious, the outfielder was fully expected to miss the afternoon contest. Gregor Blanco will cover for Pagan in center field, with Norichika Aoki in left and Hunter Pence in right.

Angel Pagan CF SF 6 days ago

Pagan exited Saturday's game with back spasm in the sixth inning, but manager Bruce Bochy indicated after the game he doesn't believe it's serious, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. However, he's expected to miss Sunday's game as a result of the issue.

When Norichika Aoki pinch hit for Pagan in the sixth inning, nothing much was made of the situation given the blowout nature of the game. It's a bit concerning that a back issue flared up, as Pagan has a history of back injuries, but it's not believed to be serious. However, the situation should be monitored over the next couple days to confirm it doesn't turn into anything worse.

Angel Pagan CF SF 1 week ago

Pagan (finger) is back in the lineup Tuesday against the Astros.

Pagan returned to the lineup last Wednesday after missing just one game with a laceration on his left middle finger, but renewed discomfort led to another day out of the lineup Sunday. However, Pagan was able to pinch hit in the finale against Miami and it seems Monday's team off day provided sufficient maintenance for the issue. He will man center field and bat third against right-hander Collin McHugh.

Angel Pagan CF SF 2 weeks ago

Pagan was kept out of Sunday's lineup because his left middle finger was bothering him, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

Pagan's finger was stepped on earlier in the week and missed Tuesday's game, but he had played the previous four games. The Giants are also off Monday, giving Pagan two days to rest the finger.

Angel Pagan CF SF 2 weeks ago

Pagan is not in the lineup Sunday against the Marlins.

Pagan, who is 9-for-32 at the dish to start the month of May, will get a regular day off in favor of Gregor Blanco in center field. The outfielder is slashing .325/.346/.408 to start the season, but remains in search of his first long ball.

Angel Pagan CF SF 2 weeks ago

Pagan (finger) is back in the lineup Wednesday.

After being a late scratch Tuesday with a laceration on his left middle finger, Pagan will be set to reclaim his spot in the middle of the Giants' lineup. It's nice to see that the ailment won't keep him out for multiple games, but it is obviously something that could be re-aggravated given Pagan's style as an aggressive defender and base-runner.

Angel Pagan CF SF 2 weeks ago

Pagan was scratched from Tuesday's lineup due to a laceration on his left middle finger.

Pagan felt some discomfort in his finger, which was spiked on a stolen base attempt Monday, while playing catch prior to batting practice. Manager Bruce Bochy said Pagan's fingernail was "cracked pretty good." Gregor Blanco will move over to center field in Pagan's absence as Justin Maxwell steps in to man right.

Angel Pagan CF SF 2 weeks ago

Pagan went 2-for-4 with an RBI and his third stolen base of the season in Monday's win over the Padres.

Pagan has been hitting third all year for the Giants despite not being a typical power-hitter. His .350/.373/.447 slash line has been valuable in most leagues, and he should continue to bat in a premium run-producing position even when Hunter Pence returns.