May 16, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants center fielder Angel Pagan (16) scores on a sacrifice fly during the fifth inning against the Miami Marlins at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

Giants’ Pagan day to day with sprained shoulder


The San Francisco Giants center fielder Angel Pagan did not appear in the game on Sunday against the Miami Marlins.

Pagan injured his left shoulder Saturday while attempting to make a diving catch in the top of the sixth inning from a hit by Garrett Jones. Luckily MRI results showed no major damage; Pagan is currently being considered day to day.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy is relieved:

“Really, it was pretty good news for us. We think it’s going to be a couple days. He’s day to day. We’ll re-evaluate him on Tuesday. Our hope is he’ll be OK to go on Tuesday. He seems to be doing better. For Angel, it’s good to have two days to give him a break and Tuesday hopefully he can go out there and play. But I can’t answer that right now.”

Pagan believes he’ll be ready to go after today:

“Since it happened I didn’t think it was anything serious. Obviously I knew it was going to be really sore the next day, but we’re always going to be cautious and see what’s going on. So that’s why I went this morning to get an MRI. So far just a strain in the AC joint a little bit. It’s a day-to-day situation. I’m not really concerned. I think these two days off, today and tomorrow, will be good for me. We’ll see how we go on Tuesday.”

Rest and some anti-inflammatory drugs should do the trick. Everyone was originally more concerned due to Pagan having surgery on the same shoulder in 2008. Luckily fans are expected to see him back on the field very soon.

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