Angel Pagan
LF FA
2 months ago

Pagan says he will sit out the entire 2017 season to spend time with family, Steve Adams of MLB Trade Rumors reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran outfielder says he has already turned down multiple minor league contract offers and simply wants to spend a year outside baseball. Pagan had reached a deal with the Orioles this spring before a failed physical sunk the proposition, but did compete for Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic. Although not officially retired, it will be a long road back for the 35-year-old if he does decide to return to the game.

Angel Pagan
LF FA
3 months ago

Toronto, San Francisco, San Diego, Atlanta and Detroit have all expressed interest in signing Pagan and he's expected to make a decision in the next 48 hours, Jim Bowden of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

It was odd that Pagan was unsigned this winter after he hit a career-high 12 homers while slashing .277/.331/.418 last year. He reportedly failed a physical when close to signing a contract with Baltimore, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. Pagan hit .303 (8-for-31) in seven games for Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic to seemingly put to rest any fears over his health. He could land with a team that will give him steady playing time.

Angel Pagan
LF FA
3 months ago

Pagan went 2-for-4 in Wednesday's World Baseball Classic championship game loss to Team USA. He hit .303 (8-for-31) in seven games for Puerto Rico.

EDGE Analysis

Pagan remains a free agent but showed he's worthy of a big league job in the WBC and also showed he's healthy. Pagan was close to signing with Baltimore earlier this spring before failing a physical, Jon Heyman of Fanrag Sports reports. Atlanta was reportedly interested in signing Pagan before the WBC started, so it may not be long until he signs with a MLB team.

Angel Pagan
LF FA
4 months ago

Pagan will play for Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic, but remains a free agent as MLB spring training begins.

EDGE Analysis

It's odd that Pagan hasn't signed with a new team yet, especially since he hit a career-high 12 homers while slashing .277/.331/.418 last season. He'll get to showcase his skills in the WBC.

Angel Pagan
LF FA
9 months ago

Pagan (back) is not in the lineup Tuesday for Game 4 of the Giants' NLDS matchup with the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Pagan was a late scratch Monday due to back spasms, and it appears he is still dealing with soreness, as Gregor Blanco will get the start in left field Tuesday. Pagan may be available off the bench, but he did not play at all Monday despite the game going 13 innings.

Angel Pagan
LF FA
9 months ago

Pagan is a late scratch for Monday's matchup with the Cubs due to back spasms, Jayson Stark of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pagan was originally slated to bat fifth and play left field, but he has been replaced by Gregor Blanco. No further information is known about the injury.

Angel Pagan
LF FA
9 months ago

Pagan went 2-for-3 with a solo homer, two runs and a walk in Saturday's 3-0 victory over the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

Pagan broke through against Clayton Kershaw in the fifth with a solo shot that traveled 374 feet and broke a scoreless tie. The veteran outfielder has multi-hit outings in four of his last seven games despite finishing September with a forgettable .190/.252/.295 line. The homer was also his first since Sep. 13 versus the Padres.

Angel Pagan
LF FA
9 months ago

Pagan is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

Pagan hasn't had a day off since Sept. 4, and given his .172 batting average since that day, manager Bruce Bochy decided it was a good time to give him another night off. Mac Williamson will take over in left field for the evening.

Angel Pagan
LF FA
10 months ago

Pagan went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Friday's win over the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

Pagan came into Friday's game hitless in 13-consecutive at bats. Friday's homer could be a sign he is snapping out of his little funk at the plate. The home run marks his 10th of the season and he has 22 games to try and break his career-high of 11. As a whole, Pagan has been a great value when healthy as a fourth or fifth outfielder in most formats considering his cheap (in some cases, free) cost to own.

Angel Pagan
LF FA
10 months ago

Pagan is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cubs, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pagan will get his first day off since Aug. 21, giving way to Jarret Parker in left field. With a three-game set in the high-altitude Coors Field on tap, manager Bruce Bochy will elect to give a few of his regulars a breather Sunday afternoon.