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Angel Pagan to undergo hamstring surgery, could miss rest of regular season

Jun 24, 2013, 9:10 PM EDT

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When Angel Pagan discussed the small tear in his left hamstring tendon over the weekend, he said that he would miss about six weeks if the injury required surgery. It turns out that he’ll have to miss significantly more time.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy told Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com that Pagan will undergo surgery tomorrow and is expected to miss 12 weeks. In other words, he’s at risk for missing the rest of the regular season. That’s a tough blow for the defending World Series champions.

Bochy plans to roll with Gregor Blanco as his primary center fielder and leadoff man while Pagan is sidelined, though Andres Torres and Juan Perez also figure to see playing time there. There’s still about five weeks until the trade deadline, so the Giants still have time to look for potential upgrades in the outfield.

  1. cynic2o9 - Jun 24, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    Well he plays in the DL West.

    Wonder if the G’s stay put with Blanco and Torres, which I doubt.

    • sfgiantsfanforever - Jun 24, 2013 at 10:56 PM

      Looks like the G’s may have just lost Arias- The “DL West” keeps on claiming new players!

    • beachcomber2020 - Jun 27, 2013 at 12:26 PM

      The Giants will most likely look around. They didn’t get to the top, and stay right up there for this long to just go away quietly…

  2. baymac408 - Jun 24, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    Damn!!

  3. 13arod - Jun 25, 2013 at 12:12 AM

    If he would have had surgery before then he wouldn’t have mad the hamstring worse and he would be back before season ends he messed up big time

  4. jfk69 - Jun 25, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    Check with the Mets. They have an abundance of average center fielders who once traded will turn into a star for their new team.

  5. temporarilyexiled - Jun 25, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    Their REAL needs are more like:

    Starting pitching
    Relief pitching
    More run production from LF and 1B
    Self control at 3B

    Of the recent three signings, only Scutaro is looking good.

  6. beachcomber2020 - Jun 27, 2013 at 12:23 PM

    Losing him is a big one. He is kind of their spark plug. He’s able to play center and run the bases and hits pretty decent. But sometimes a loss in the dugout/clubhouse can be just as bad. Their pitching woes seem to be the most glaring problem though. The Giants are pretty lucky that they play in the N.L. West where their are no run away horses pulling away. But the division is still good enough to keep them down and out unless they can find some consistency and finally put some form of a decent everyday healthy team on the field. The Cards, Reds’s, Braves, and a few other teams are no easy obstacles in the Giants way. To go along with the improved Dodgers…(if they can stay healthy also), and Diamondbacks and Rockies. It still starts and ends with…pitching – pitching – pitching…

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