Giants reinstate Angel Pagan from 60-day disabled list
After Angel Pagan tore his hamstring, he was said to be out for 12 weeks. He's back in less than 10.
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.