Giants put Angel Pagan on disabled list with knee problem

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Via the official Twitter account of the San Francisco Giants …

Pagan has been bothered by discomfort in both of his knees for much of the 2015 regular season and the Giants have finally decided to get him some extended rest. The hope is that he’ll be ready after 15 days.

Gregor Blanco will start in center field and lead off in Tuesday night’s series opener versus the Astros.

Pagan, 34, is batting just .258/.290/.308 in 102 games this season for the Giants, who are 2 1/2 games back of the Dodgers in the NL West and 3 1/2 games behind the Cubs in the NL Wild Card chase.