Found August 06, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
When Angel Pagan suffered a setback in his return from a hamstring injury, it was thought that he would be lost for the season. After MRI's, it was determined that he would miss 10-12 weeks due to the injury. Now, that time has passed and Pagan is nearing a return, according to Andrew Baggarly of CSN: Bochy texted with Angel Pagan today. Not sure when a rehab assignment would start but the expectation is he'll be ready or close by Sept. 1. — Andrew Baggarly (@CSNBaggs) August 6, 2013 If Pagan comes back in the early part of September, the Giants could try to make one last playoff push. It is unlikely that they do complete a comeback, as they are trailing the Dodgers in the NL West by 12 games. It isn't impossible, but it's unlikely. Once Pagan does comeback, the Giants will be getting the leadoff hitter that they have lacked. The Giants have tried to replace Pagan with Gregor Blanco, Andres Torres and Marco Scutaro. They have even thought about putting Hunter Pence in the leadoff spot. They have tried to find a replacement and failed. Pagan was the spark plug for the Giants last year. He hit for contact, played great defense and was the energizer bunny for them. Once he returns, don't be surprised to see the Giants playing with a bit more energy and enthusiasm. He's a very important piece for the Giants now and in the future. Follow Robert on Twitter @RobertMurrayMLB Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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