Giants center fielder Angel Pagan will require surgery on his hamstring, keeping him out 10-12 weeks according to manager Bruce Bochy. Pagan initially hurt his hamstring before hitting one of the most improbable walk-off home runs in recent memory, but has yet to see any action for the Giants since that game on May 25th.
While rehabbing in San Jose, Pagan re-injured the hammy running out a ground ball. He was carted off the field and — after a few opinions — decided on surgery.
The Giants will continue to wheel out a combination of Andres Torres, Gregor Blanco and Juan Perez to occupy left and center field. While not part of their pre-season plans, the respective talents of the three outfielders have covered up much of the hole left by Pagan. For example, Blanco is batting .323/.368/.444 since Pagan went down. Part of that has been Bochy’s platooning, but mostly the former non-roster invitee has just been playing out of his mind.
Health has been a big issue for the Giants over the l...