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Angel Pagan (back) could begin a rehab assignment on Thursday if his full workout on Wednesday goes well.

It's not clear how many rehab games he'll need, but Pagan has progressed well over the past week. He should be ready to rejoin the Giants' outfield in early August if he can avoid a setback. The veteran outfielder has been on the shelf since mid-June with a back injury.

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Angel Pagan (back) could be cleared to begin a rehab assignment if he gets through a full workout Tuesday with no issues.

Pagan has been on the shelf since the middle of June with a strained back, but he's felt much better in recent days and should be ready for game action later this week if he avoids a setback. He's on pace to rejoin the Giants in early August if all goes well.

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Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that the team will decide Monday or Tuesday on when Angel Pagan (back) will begin his minor league rehab assignment.

That means that he likely won't start until Wednesday at the earliest, which makes a return over the weekend seem unlikely. If all goes well and he avoids any further setbacks, expect the oft-injured outfielder to return the following week.

Angel Pagan CF SF 8 Days

Giants general manager Brian Sabean said Thursday that Angel Pagan (back) could return during the team's August 1-10 road trip.

Pagan has resumed swinging a bat this week and is slowly but surely recovering from a back strain that put him on the disabled list in the middle of June. Gregor Blanco has been playing center field for the Giants and will continue to do so for the next week or so.

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Angel Pagan (back) took more swings Wednesday.

Pagan is slowly but surely recovering from a back strain that put him on the disabled list in the middle of June. He is aiming to return sometime in early August. Gregor Blanco has been playing center field.

Angel Pagan CF SF 10 Days

Angel Pagan (back) was able to take swings from both sides of the plate on Monday.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy called it a "step in the right direction." Pagan has been out since the middle of June with a back strain and is not expected to return to San Francisco's active roster until sometime in August.

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Angel Pagan (back) isn't expected to be activated until sometime next month.

Pagan has had a couple good days of rehab at the Giants' spring training complex, but he's yet to resume swinging a bat. The outfielder's back ailment dragged on longer than expected before, and obviously the Giants want to play things cautiously. Gregor Blanco will continue to handle center field in Pagan's absence.

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Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Saturday that there is still no timetable for Angel Pagan's (back) return to the lineup.

Pagan hasn't resumed full baseball activities yet, as he still hasn't been cleared to take swings. At this point, it's looking unlikely that he will rejoin the Giants before the end of the month.

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Angel Pagan (back) is hoping to resume baseball activities on Wednesday.

Pagan is headed to the Giants' spring training complex to continue rehabbing. He is not expected back at the start of the second half, but perhaps he can return before the end of the month if all goes well from here on out.

Angel Pagan CF SF 28 Days

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Friday that he's not expecting Angel Pagan (back) back before the All-Star break.

That's no surprise, of course, as Pagan was given an epidural injection on Thursday after experiencing another setback with his back. He'll likely require a rehab assignment before returning, and it's up in the air as to when that will happen.