The night gradually turned from bad to worse for the San Francisco Giants.
Starting pitcher Chad Gaudin was hit in the elbow by a line drive, and had to leave the game in the fifth inning of the Giants’ 2-1 loss to the Miami Marlins.
Then, as the players filed into the locker room, word began to trickle that outfielder Angel Pagan had potentially suffered a devastating aggravation to his strained left hamstring while on a rehab assignment with Single-A San Jose.
In the ninth inning of his game, Pagan hit a ground ball to second base, but struggled to run to first base and fell to the ground.
“He started to jump up and down and couldn’t go any longer,” San Jose Giants broadcaster Joe Ritzo told CSN Bay Area. “He fell down on the ground short of first base.”
Pagan was attended to by team doctors and carted off the field.
Pagan injured the hamstring on May 25, when he legged out an inside-the-park-homer to walk-off against the Rockies.
He has not played since, and has already turned down surgery once. Now that this has occurred, surgery appears very likely, which could sideline him for 6-8 weeks.
“We are going to bring him to San Francisco to see the doctor tomorrow and will know more then,” said Giants Vice President Bobby Evans in a statement.
And we will update you as soon as we find out more on Pagan’s situation.