Update: After the game, Bruce Bochy said he thought Pagan would be “OK.”
Bochy said Pagan has sore shoulder but he wanted to stay out there. Bochy: “He’s getting treated … I think he’s going to be OK.”
— Alex Pavlovic (@AlexPavlovic) May 18, 2014
I’m not as confident he’ll be okay as Bochy seems to be, given Pagan’s history of lingering injuries. I’m afraid we haven’t seen the last of this shoulder injury, but for now, let’s keep our fingers crossed.
Angel Pagan injured his shoulder (seemingly) diving for a fly ball in the 6th inning. He missed the ball, but landed on his elbow and it appeared he jarred his left shoulder.
Pagan stayed in the game, but was in obvious pain, frequently grabbing his shoulder. Once the team headed in the dugout, Pagan was seen going straight into the clubhouse. However, he returned to the field in the 7th inning, to the surprise of most people.
Pagan went right into the club house..shoulder? Veteran scout just bet me a nickel he doesn’t come out for the seventh inning..Colvin in? — marty lurie (@baseballmarty) May 18, 2014
Pagan has struggled with a sore knee this season, needing to rest with a day off on occasion. He sat during a recent game with the Atlanta Braves to give the knee rest. That said, we saw last season how important Pagan is to the success of the Giants. He’s showing just how important he is this season, too, with his production and ability to get on base.
Pagan has proven to be one of the most indispensable Giants. He entered Wednesday with a .322 batting average, ninth in the National League. His .371 on-base percentage and 1.3 WAR (wins above replacement), according to baseball-reference.com, ranked second among Giants regulars. Only Buster Posey exceeds him in both categories. – Knee ‘fine,’ Pagan gets planned rest, Chris Haft, MLB.com