Angel Pagan injury: Giants center fielder goes to DL

The Giants finally sent center fielder and lead-off man Angel Pagan to the disabled list before Friday night’s game. Pagan has been sidelined with a hamstring injury and hasn’t played since his walk-off inside-the-park home run on May 25. The Giants expect to rest Pagan for at least five more days, according to Andrew Baggarly, so a trip to the DL makes sense at this point.

The Giants called up utility man Juan Perez, who may get some starts against lefties. In Pagan’s absence, Gregor Blanco has started every game in center and led off eight of the ten games, hitting just .184/.244/.184.

Perez, 26, has climbed steadily through the Giants system, making a stop at each level, including two years at Double-A. He has hit a combined .279/.319/.431, including .296/.331/.507 in 57 games in Fresno this year, including nine homers and 12 steals on 14 attempts.