Bochy pointed out that Pagan, 33, will need at least a week to work himself into sufficient playing condition during a Minor League injury rehabilitation stint. But before Pagan can even contemplate appearing in games, he must rest this weekend after receiving Thursday's epidural injection. Early next week, the Giants will evaluate whether he's fit to participate in fielding and batting practice.
"We then may have a better idea when we think he could be ready," Bochy said.
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