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Angel Pagan refuses surgery to heal his hamstring

Jun 16, 2013, 7:25 PM EDT

Angel Pagan

Giants outfielder Angel Pagan, on the shelf since May 26 with a strained left hamstring,was told by the team that surgery was an option, but Pagan declined, per CSN Bay Area’s Andrew Baggarly. Instead, Pagan received a platelet-rich plasma injection. He says he still feels pain, but expects to go on a rehab assignment in the near future as he works his way back into playing shape.

When Pagan was placed on the DL, he was hitting .262 with a .688 OPS and had stolen only six bases in ten attempts. In his place in center field, the Giants have been using Gregor Blanco, who has caught fire as of late. Since June 4, Blanco is hitting .406.

  1. hcf95688 - Jun 16, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    He’ll meet with Scutaro’s “doctor” instead. Its a San Francisco Giants tradition.

  2. kingscourt25 - Jun 16, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    This is the Angel Pagan Met fan knows

  3. captainwisdom8888 - Jun 16, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    I’ve always felt that letting one’s self heal is completely overrated…while pain-blocking injections that mask the problem and provide an opportunity to further one’s injury is always the best coarse of action.


    • duckthefodgers - Jun 16, 2013 at 9:47 PM

      The injections hes getting help heal, not for pain management.

  4. sarkana17 - Jun 21, 2013 at 1:05 AM

    These injections are complete crap… We know what HGH can do to heal an injury and unlike steroids it has shown no serious side effects… These snake oil plasma injections and the like do very little to nothing in terms of healing and have a fraction of the medical study behind them like HGH has. The hazards are unknown, which seems ridiculous for such little results…

    Case in point? Pagan believing though he still feels pain that this plasma bull crap is going to speed his recovery… Buys into the trainers bullcrap… First time his hammy is put under stress in his rehab assignment it’s torn and recided into his butthole. Season over, another Giant waste of a contract, and legal medicine is to blame.

    These are professional athletes who put their body thru it daily… HGH wouldn’t make you or I a professional baseball player, but it would allow a professional baseball player to play at a much more consistent level, and when injured, get him back on the field quicker and healthier than the legal options provided. This equates to the paying baseball fan getting a better value for his money.

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