Giants reinstate Angel Pagan from 60-day disabled list

Angel Pagan returns to a significantly different situation in San Francisco.
Angel Pagan returns to a significantly different situation in San Francisco. (USATSI)

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Prior to Friday night's game in Arizona, the Giants announced that they have reinstated center fielder Angel Pagan from the 60-day disabled list. Pagan had torn his hamstring in late June and needed to undergo surgery to repair it.

Pagan's had a speedy recover, because initial estimates put him at a 12-week recovery period. Instead, he's back in less than 10 weeks.

Pagan, 31, is hitting .262/.314/.374 with 10 doubles, one triple, three homers, 24 RBI and 30 runs scored in 46 games this season. He signed a four-year, $45 million contract this past offseason to remain in San Francisco, where he won a World Series ring last season.

The Giants get Pagan back in completely different position than when they lost him. The last game he played in the majors for San Francisco -- he tore his hamstring while on minor-league rehab assignment -- was May 25, when the Giants beat the Rockies to move to 27-22. They were in first place. Heading into Friday night, the Giants are 59-74 and in last.

As a corresponding move, Francisco Peguero was optioned to Triple-A Fresno.

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Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered the last five World Series beginning with the epic 2011 Fall Classic. The former Indiana University... Full Bio

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