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Angel Pagan has missed games off and on for a month now due to a hamstring strain. He has tried to fight through the injury as much as possible, but it has clearly limited him. Pagan has missed the Giants' last five games because of the injury, but manager Bruce Bochy is hopeful Pagan will be available Friday.
Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area says Pagan got a cortisone shot yesterday which should help with the pain. However, if Pagan can't play by Friday, a trip to the DL may be possible.
Pagan is getting a cortisone shot today. Bochy anticipates having him available for St. Louis on Friday. If not, the DL looms.
— Andrew Baggarly (@CSNBaggs) May 29, 2013
Gregor Blanco has been filling in where he can in Pagan's absence, but the Giants would love to have their every day starting center fielder back on the field. Unfortunately, hamstring injuries are one of the more unpredictable injuries in baseball. Right along with oblique strains, a player can suffer a strained hammy and be out a couple of days while another player can miss a couple months.
Pagan is in the midst of a four-year deal worth $45 million. That contract was the reward the Giants gave Pagan for helping them win the World Series and for providing above average help in center field. Pagan is in his first year of that new contract.
So far this season, Pagan is hitting .262/.314/.374. It's a relatively down year for the 31-year old, but there is still plenty of time left in the season for things to turn around. In his eight-year Major League career, Pagan is a .280/.332/.420 hitter.
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Giants center fielder Angel Pagan’s MRI showed brusitis on his injured hamstring, reports Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area.
MRI on Pagan showed bursitis, Bochy said. He’ll do light activities. Might be available to pinch hit.
— Andrew Baggarly (@CSNBaggs) May 29, 2013
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