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Angel Pagan | Outfielder

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (33) / 7/2/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 202
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Angel Pagan (back) will get some at-bats in a minor league game Tuesday.
It will be his first game action since his back issues cropped up a week ago. Giants manager Bruce Bochy admitted just a few days ago to being concerned about Pagan having more problems with his surgically-repaired back, and the outfielder is far from out of the woods. Tuesday will be a nice step, though, provided he doesn't have a setback. Mar 23 - 7:11 PM

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Angel Pagan (back) did some light throwing and hitting off a tee before the Giants' Cactus League game Saturday.

Pagan received two injections in his lower back Friday, and they apparently worked wonders. Surprisingly, Pagan could be back in the Giants' lineup by Tuesday or Wednesday. That's quite a turnaround from a few days ago, when Giants manager Bruce Bochy admitted to being concerned about the 33-year-old's health. If things continue to progress, he should still be ready for Opening Day.
Source: CSN Bay Area
Mar 21 - 7:30 PM

Angel Pagan received two injections in his lower back on Friday.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that in a perfect world, Pagan would respond well to treatment and return to the lineup on Monday or Tuesday. Back injuries can tend to linger though, especially on injury-riddled veterans like Pagan who has had numerous issues in the past. At this point, any setback would make him unlikely for Opening Day.
Mar 20 - 7:17 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy admitted Thursday to being "a little concerned" about Angel Pagan (back).

The club sounded confident earlier this week that Pagan's setback with his back wasn't related to last September's surgery, but now they don't seem so sure. "I think we need to be (concerned)," Bochy said. "He had back surgery, now he's hit a bump in the road." Pagan was given an injection Thursday and is expected to return to action in three days. Bochy said Thursday that he'd like to get Pagan a lot more at-bats before Opening Day, but he's "not sure he'll be able to." The veteran outfielder is a big health risk heading into 2015 even if he manages to avoid the disabled list to start the season.
Mar 19 - 7:18 PM

Angel Pagan got an injection for his back discomfort and will be out at least three more days.

Pagan has already missed three games, so this latest back injury will cost him at least a full week of Cactus League action. The expectation is that he'll be ready for the regular season, but the ongoing back problems are a big concern for a 33-year-old center fielder who needed surgery for a bulging disk last September.
Mar 19 - 12:46 PM

Angel Pagan (back) is out of the Giants' Cactus League lineup again on Thursday afternoon.

Pagan has now missed three straight games due to a stiff back. The veteran outfielder underwent surgery last September to repair a bulging disk in his back, but the Giants don't think this latest issue is related. Pagan should be ready for the season opener.
Mar 19 - 11:13 AM

The Giants hope Angel Pagan (back) will be ready to return to the lineup on Thursday.

Pagan missed his second straight game Tuesday with a stiff back and the Giants are idle on Wednesday. He underwent surgery last September to repair a bulging disk in his back, but the club insists that this setback isn’t serious. "Hopefully I'll have him in there Thursday," manager Bruce Bochy said.
Mar 17 - 10:56 PM

Angel Pagan is out of the Giants' lineup for the second straight day Tuesday.

Pagan didn't play Monday with a minor back issue and he's presumably getting another day to rest. Of course, he had surgery last September to repair a bulging disk and nerve damage, so the Giants aren't going to push it.
Mar 17 - 11:40 AM

Angel Pagan (neck) will take live batting practice on Saturday.

Pagan had been held out of workouts the previous two days and was scheduled to have Saturday off as well, but felt significant improvement in his neck. While he's on track to be ready for Opening Day, he remains a significant injury risk. He has averaged just 84 games played over the past two seasons.
Feb 28 - 11:57 AM

Angel Pagan was held out of workouts for a second straight day Friday due to a sore neck.

It doesn't appear to be a major concern at this point, but with Pagan's history of injuries there's always some worry when anything pops up. Pagan is coming back from back surgery but entered camp with no restrictions.
Feb 27 - 12:52 PM

Angel Pagan said Tuesday that he has no restrictions following back surgery.

Pagan dealt with a back injury for most of last season before undergoing surgery in September to repair a bulging disc and also narrow the nerve canal, but he's now back to 100 percent. "I'm good, I'm perfect," said Pagan. "I feel like never before." The 33-year-old projects to be the Giants' regular center fielder in 2015, but it's possible he'll be moved down in the order when Nori Aoki is in the lineup.
Feb 24 - 11:35 AM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Friday that Angel Pagan (back) is "ready to go."

"Angel is adamant in our conversations that he's ready to go," Bochy said. "He has no issues with his lower back." Pagan battled a back ailment for much of last season before undergoing surgery in September to repair a bulging disc and also narrow the nerve canal. He's been limited to fewer than 100 games each of the last two years due to injury and will turn 34 in the middle of next season, but, at least for now, Pagan appears healthy.
Feb 6 - 2:30 PM

Angel Pagan will undergo season-ending back surgery on Thursday.

The operation will repair a bulging disc and also narrow the nerve canal in Pagan's lower back. He will need three months of rehab. Pagan first began experiencing back trouble in mid-June and missed two months of action before returning last month. He had a setback earlier in September and the Giants have decided it's best for him to go ahead and have the procedure. Gregor Blanco and Juan Perez will handle center field while Pagan is out. The 33-year-old hit .300/.342/.389 with three homers and 16 steals over 96 games this season.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 08:13:00 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Saturday that Angel Pagan (back) is "questionable" to play in the upcoming series versus the Dodgers.

Pagan returned to action Friday but worse, so he's flown to San Diego to have his ailing back examined by team orthopedist Dr. Ken Akizuki. The Giants are fighting for a playoff spot and will obviously do everything they can to get him back in the lineup, but it's possible we won't see much of him in the final week.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 11:06:00 AM

Angel Pagan isn't expected to play again this weekend due to back soreness.

Pagan started Friday, going 0-for-2 with a walk and a steal in his first appearance in five days. His back felt worse afterwards, and he's considered questionable for the Dodgers series that begins Monday. Juan Perez is in center tonight, with Gregor Blanco playing left. Barring a positive report tomorrow, Pagan won't be an option in mixed leagues for the final week of the season.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 07:00:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Andrew Susac
3Hector Sanchez
1B1Brandon Belt
2Adam Duvall
2B1Joe Panik
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Matt Duffy
3Ehire Adrianza
3B1Casey McGehee
2Joaquin Arias
LF1Norichika Aoki
2Travis Ishikawa
3John Bowker
CF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
3Gary Brown
RF1Hunter Pence
2Juan Perez
3Justin Maxwell
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Matt Cain
3Tim Hudson
4Jake Peavy
5Tim Lincecum
6Ryan Vogelsong
7Yusmeiro Petit
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Jeremy Affeldt
4Javier Lopez
5Jean Machi
6Hunter Strickland
7J.C. Gutierrez
8George Kontos
9Erik Cordier
10Clay Rapada