Bochy indicated that if there was any way Pagan could perform, San Francisco's switch-hitting leadoff batter would be on the field. With 12 games remaining entering Tuesday and the Giants in hot pursuit of a postseason berth, there's no point in gradually nursing Pagan back to health before he plays again.
"I don't see any point in resting a guy if he's ready to play," Bochy said.
Juan Perez replaced Pagan in center field, batting eighth, while Gregor Blanco filled the vacancy in the leadoff spot.
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