SAN FRANCISCO – Angel Pagan was diagnosed with a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder following an MRI exam Sunday morning.
But the Giants’ center fielder and leadoff hitter remained hopeful he would be able to start when the club begins a three-game series at Coors Field on Tuesday.
“I didn’t think it was serious, but you have to be cautious,” said Pagan, who jammed his left shoulder while coming up short on a diving attempt in the sixth inning Saturday.
Pagan said he had surgery on the left shoulder in 2009 after he injured it while slamming against an outfield wall trying to catch a ball off Andre Ethier’s bat.
“I had, like, nine anchors put in that labrum,” Pagan said. “So I was pretty sure it was going to hold up. But I was concerned. You don’t know how it will react the next day.”
Pagan didn’t try to test it with any swings or range-of-motion exercises.
“Just let medication and treatment go to work,” he said. “I hope it’s good for Tuesday."