Found May 06, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
The San Francisco Giants probably didn't need anymore help in sweeping the Los Angeles Dodgers over the weekend, but they wouldn't have had a problem with Angel Pagan joining in on the fun Sunday.  Pagan sat with a sore hamstring Sunday afternoon, and he may miss the team's series opener against the Philadelphia Phillies. Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle says Pagan and the Giants do not want to be reckless with his injury and worsen it just for stats purposes.  Pagan has said he'd like to lead the league in runs, so he is cutting down on base-stealing.  It's been working so far as he tied for third in the NL with 24 runs scored.  However, with Pagan's hamstring bothering him, he and the team would rather be cautious. Yet, even with the injury, Pagan is still focused on helping his team win - and that means crossing the plate.  A lot. "I'm a base-stealer, but I'm not going to steal a bag just to steal," he said. "I'm trying to be as smart as I can. I'm not stealing a lot of bags, but I'm scoring a lot of runs. If I steal 50 bases and don't score a lot of runs, it doesn't mean anything." The Giants are 19-12 and lead the National League West by one game.  They look every bit the contender to defend their World Series crown, and players like Pagan can make that happen.  He is in his second season with the Giants and his eighth season overall.  The 31-year old is a .281/.333/.421 hitter in his career. Last season, Pagan helped the Giants to their second World Series in three years.  Of course, it was Pagan's first as he just missed out on being part of San Francisco's 2010 run.  The Giants have rewarded his talents with a four-year deal signed this past offseason worth $45 million. So the team will allow Pagan to rest his ailing hammy.  But he'll be back, and he'll be looking to score some runs. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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