Angel Pagan gets carted off field in rehab game
In his first rehab start in single-A San Jose, San Francisco Giants center fielder Angel Pagan was carted off the field after re-aggravating his injured left hamstring that landed him on the disabled list.
According to CBS Sports, Pagan was scheduled to play five innings in San Jose on Thursday. Pagan entered the game in the bottom of the forth inning and drew a walk and ran out a groundball with no issues and looked to be fine.
In the ninth inning, Pagan hit a ground ball to second base and pulled up lame and limped to the ground without making it to first base. Pagan was carted off the field.
According to MLB, Pagan has been on the disabled list since May 25 with a strained right hamstring.
“He came out of the game and we’ll have to check on him tomorrow,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said after Thursday’s game. “So it’s a setback, but that’s all I know.”
The Giants lost to the Marlins on Thursday, but Pagan’s injury was news after the game. First baseman Brandon Belt said the injury could be devastating.
“He’s a spark plug for us,” Belt said, “You just kind of hope it’s not going to be anything too serious.”
Pagan helped lead the Giants to their second World Series in three years. In 2013, he was hitting .262 with three home runs and 24 runs batted in and was their leadoff hitter.