Our own Jacob Fagan reported on June 19 that Pagan continued to be out with back tightness and an MRI showed inflammation in his back. At the time, he was day-to-day, but time on the disabled list was not out of the question.
The latest update on Pagan, as reported by Henry Schulman of SFGate.com, is that he very well could be on the disabled list if the Giants had a capable replacement to call up from Triple-A Fresno. But as that is not the case, Pagan remains on the Giants active roster.
Pagan missed his sixth consecutive game and the Giants are hoping the he'll soon be comfortable enough to contribute. If that is not the case, a stint on the disabled list becomes increasingly likely. The earliest Pagan could return from time on the disabled list would be July 1.
Pagan, in his ninth Major League season, has played for the Cubs, Mets and Giants. In 63 games this season, he's batting .307 with three home runs and 19 RBI. Pagan is a career .283 hitter with 49 home runs, 314 RBI and 144 stolen bases.
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