San Francisco Giants injury updates: Latest news on Joe Panik, Angel Pagan, Tim Hudson and Tim Lincecum

By Matthew Connolly
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Jul 31, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; San Francisco Giants designated hitter Angel Pagan (16) bats against the Texas Rangers during the game at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Rangers defeated the Giants 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Angel Pagan (knees)

Update: Thursday, August 27

Pagan’s return was pushed back a day for travel, but he should be activated on Friday. In a few minor league tuneups, the center fielder went 4-for-9 with two walks. 

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Update: Tuesday, August 18

Pagan is on schedule to come back when his 15-day DL stint runs up, according to Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area. With Hunter Pence injured, his return can’t come soon enough. 

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Update: Tuesday, August 11

Pagan officially hit the DL with right patellar tendinitis, but both knees are likely still troubling the struggling center fielder. Veteran Juan Perez was called up from Triple-A Sacramento to take Pagan’s roster spot.

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Pagan’s knee troubles are welldocumented, and both of them seem to be giving him issues again:

As a result, he’s missed two games, with more likely to follow. It remains to be seen what “sparingly” will actually equate to here, but if Gregor Blanco stays hot, there’s no reason to rush Pagan back into action.

Injuries aside, calls to bench the longtime Giants center fielder have never been louder. If and when he gets healthy, Pagan may find himself in a reduced role.

Next: Hudson and Lincecum updates