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Giants outfielder Angel Pagan has torn hamstring, may need surgery

(Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) Giants center fielder Angel Pagan re-injured his hamstring during the first game of his rehab assignment on Thursday. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

An MRI revealed on Saturday that San Francisco Giants center fielder Angel Pagan suffered a torn hamstring while rehabbing from a strain in Single-A.

Out since May, Pagan began a rehab assignment on Thursday, when he reportedly heard a pop in his left leg while running out a grounder.

The 31-year-old pulled up short of first base and fell to the ground, San Jose Giants announcer Joe Ritzo told's Andrew Baggarly.

Pagan told reporters on Saturday that he would seek a second opinion before opting for surgery, which would sideline him for six weeks.


“It’s a setback; it’s back to zero,” Pagan said in front of his locker in the Giants’ clubhouse.


“I’m just going to make sure that whatever I have to do, try to get better and be as strong as possible,” Pagan said. “I’ll make sure that when I come back I’ll be 100% and ready to contribute to the team.”

Pagan signed a four-year, $40-million contract in the offseason to remain with the Giants after sparking the team to a World Series victory in October.

He hit .262 with a .688 OPS and six stolen bases as the Giants' leadoff hitter in 46 games prior to the injury, which he aggravated while sprinting around the bases for a game-winning inside-the-park home run on May 25.
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