6/22/2013 4:06 P.M. ET
Pagan 'back to zero' with hamstring injury
By Andrew Owens / MLB.com
SAN FRANCISCO -- Injured Giants outfielder Angel Pagan indicated Saturday that he would meet with a doctor soon to evaluate his options following a setback in Thursday's Class A rehab appearance.
Pagan, absent from the Giants lineup for nearly a month now, said the aggravation of his left hamstring injury is "worse" than the original injury itself. To deal with the latest holdup to his return to the lineup, surgery, which would sideline Pagan for six to eight weeks, is an option.
"It's going back to zero," Pagan said of the setback. "It depends now on what my options are. I could rest it for a while or take an option that would keep me out of the lineup for a few more weeks. ... That's why I want to see a doctor. If he advises me to get rid of the problem [with surgery], then that's what I'll do."
Pagan's MRI showed a slight tear in the area right above his left knee. He said he aggravated it in a "freak" play when running out of the batter's box.
"It was that aggressive moment that you can't prevent," he said. "Game speed only happens in the game. When you're playing, the intensity and adrenaline is so high that the aggressiveness is there."
Pagan said all he can do for now is rest and that sleeping gives him the most difficulty, because he has problems moving from side to side and could easily tweak it.
"I depend on my legs and have a big responsibility for this team," he said.
Torres available off bench despite bruised knee
SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants manager Bruce Bochy said reserve outfielder Andres Torres is "day to day" after bruising his right knee in Friday's loss to the Marlins.
Torres left the game after hitting his right kneecap hard against the dirt when he dove into third base while trying to stretch a double into a triple. X-rays were negative.
"He's sore," Bochy said Saturday. "He's got some swelling. He could be ready to pinch-hit in today's game after treatment."
Torres, who entered Saturday hitting .270 with two home runs and 15 RBIs in 60 games, said Friday night that he feels added pressure to return to the field quickly for a Giants club that is battling several injury issues right now.
Juan Perez, who replaced Torres in Friday's game, started in center field with Gregor Blanco in left field.
• Bochy said every reliever was available for Saurday's afternoon game against the Marlins except for Jean Machi, who had appeared in consecutive games. Tim Lincecum went seven innings for the Giants on Friday, but it required four relievers to escape Miami's three-run eighth inning.
• With Friday's 6-3 Marlins win, Miami has now won nine consecutive games in San Francisco. Only the Dodgers have registered a longer winning streak at AT&T Park, as they won 11 straight from August 2006 to July 2007.
• The Giants entered Saturday having not hit a home run in a season-high seven straight games. San Francisco's last long ball came on a Blanco leadoff home run in Atlanta on June 14. The Giants' 49 home runs are the third-fewest in baseball, ahead of the Marlins and Royals, who entered Saturday with 38 each.