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Pagan takes BP, but still uncertain about return

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Giants center fielder Angel Pagan, who has been sidelined for four consecutive games with back stiffness, took early batting practice Saturday, but wasn't certain when he might rejoin the lineup.

Asked if he might play Sunday, a potential return date cited by manager Bruce Bochy, Pagan said, "I want to play today." But, he added, he must receive clearance to play from the medical and athletic training staffs.

"That's the protocol we have to follow," said Pagan, who's batting .250 in seven Cactus League games. "But I feel good, really good."

Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Haft-Baked Ideas, and follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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