Add Angel Pagen to the list of walking wounded, which is affectionately being called day-to-day by the Mets organization.
When Pagan pulled up lame while attempting to run down a ball in the gap, I thought the worst: a torn hammy.
Pagan is calling the injury "groin discomfort." He received an MRI after the game, but no official word has been given and he's listed as day-to-day.
Coming into spring training, Pagan was seen as a bench player/extra outfielder, but elbow surgery had many wondering if he'd make it out of AAA this year.
Thanks to injuries, he's been seeing regular time.Since returning on May 16, he has played in every game except one; in 14 games, he's hitting .303 with a .405 Slg. pct. and .429 OBP.
If Pagan went on the DL, the Mets would be calling up from a group of veterans: Javier Valentin, Wily Mo Pena, and Emil Brown.
As mentioned on the NY Post, "Beltran's replacement in center left today's game in the top of the fourth inning with right groin discomfort. He underwent a post game MRI exam but is listed as day-to-day."