WASHINGTON -- Center fielder Angel Pagan will test his left hamstring Friday when he joins the Giants' Rookie-level Arizona League squad for his first Minor League injury rehabilitation game since being injured.
Manager Bruce Bochy said Thursday that Pagan will play three innings. The Giants believe that Pagan, who was expected to be sidelined for 10 to 12 weeks when he underwent surgery June 25, could resume big league competition by Sept. 1.
Pagan, 32, played 46 games before being shelved and hit .262 with three home runs, 24 RBIs and 30 runs. In his absence, the Giants have struggled to derive ample production from the leadoff spot in the batting order. The switch-hitter signed a four-year, $40 million contract during last offseason.
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.