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After waiting since May 25th for Angel Pagan‘s inflamed hamstring to heal after his epic dash around the bases to beat Colorado in extra innings at AT&T Park, the Giants finally relented and placed him on the DL, retroactively, ensuring he can rejoin the team on Wednesday against Pittsburgh if he is ready.   In the meantime, rather than promoting red-hot prospect Roger Kieschnick from Triple-A Fresno, the Giants called up an equally productive player in Juan Perez. You may have heard about Perez’s adventurous path to the Majors by now. The 26-year-old Dominican native moved to the Bronx in 2001, starred at high school in New York, but decided to work for his father’s plumbing company when he wasn’t drafted. He played baseball on the side for La Caribe Baseball League in the Bronx, an amateur league where most of the players are Dominican, fans literally buy beer at a corner store, and drinks usually end up in the dugout at some point or another.   Perez’s father encouraged him t...
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