"He thinks he'll be OK to go tomorrow," Bochy said of Pagan, who hurt himself while diving for a ball on Thursday.
Gregor Blanco replaced Pagan in the leadoff spot, while Andres Torres entered the lineup in center field, batting seventh.
Pagan, who Bochy deemed eligible to pinch-run, has started strong, batting .341 with five multiple-hit games. By contrast, Pagan owned a .222 average after 11 games last year. Bochy attributed Pagan's early productivity to his participation in the World Baseball Classic with Puerto Rico.
"The Classic helped him get cranked up," Bochy said.
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.