SAN FRANCISCO – Angel Pagan’s rehab work is accelerating – in the most literal sense.
The Giants’ outfielder legged out a triple, hit a single and had no issues running first to third while playing six innings for the Giants’ affiliate in the rookie-level Arizona League on Tuesday. He came out of the game with nothing more than normal soreness and was scheduled to play again Wednesday. If all goes well, he’d join Triple-A Fresno on Friday.
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Pagan had surgery in June to repair a damaged hamstring tendon. He’s expected to be activated when rosters expand Sept. 1. He led the major leagues last season with 15 triples, which also broke the San Francisco-era franchise record previously held by Willie Mays and Steve Finley.
Another player on the disabled list, infielder Tony Abreu, sustained a setback in his rehab work when he strained his groin. He’s working out with the big league team and will run curves in the hopes he can restart his minor league rehab assignment soon.