What was a highlight of the San Francisco Giants’ season turned into a devastating lowlight as a walk off, inside the park home run from Angel Pagan in May has turned into a potential season ending injury.
Pagan said he felt a “tweak” in his right hamstring as he rounded third base to come home on the walk off home run, though, nothing serious was expected of it as an MRI showed no structural damage.
The Giants’ outfielder continued to be sidelined until this past week where he participated in a rehab stint with the Giants’ single-A affiliete in San Jose. Late to the game, Pagan entered in the fourth inning and quickly thereafter collapsed near first base with pain in his hamstring.
A second opinion in Los Angeles today confirmed the worst – Pagan will be out 10-12 weeks with hamstring surgery.
Pagan is hopeful he can return for the Giants’ stretch run, though, that would be an extreme base case scenario.