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Angel Pagan weighing surgery for small tear in hamstring tendon

Jun 22, 2013, 2:48 PM EDT

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After suffering a setback with his right hamstring during his first rehab game Thursday night, Giants center fielder Angel Pagan may now be headed for surgery.

According to Amy Gutierrez of CSNBayArea.com, an MRI revealed that Pagan has a small tear in his hamstring tendon. He’ll go for a second opinion early next week before making a decision on surgery, but given that his speed is so important to his game, it appears likely right now. Assuming surgery is decided, Pagan says he would be sidelined for up to six weeks, which would place his return in the early part of August.

Pagan, who was retained by the Giants over the winter on a four-year, $40 million contract, is batting .262/.314/.374 with three home runs, 24 RBI, and six stolen bases in 46 games this season. Gregor Blanco and Juan Perez will continue to handle center field duties in his absence.

  1. joelgold - Jun 23, 2013 at 2:43 AM

    Pagan needs to get this fixed. He will then be heathy for a late season pennant run. So far, Juan Perez has been very impressive; with his bat, his speed, and his arm. Let’s hope he can keep it up. And the Whie Shark continues to light it up.

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