Pagan in Giants camp with added muscle
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Observing Tuesday's reporting date for position players, center fielder Angel Pagan materialized in the Scottsdale Stadium clubhouse looking spry yet muscular. It was the ideal combination for the leadoff hitter, who missed most of last season with a left hamstring injury and the accompanying surgery.
Pagan said his offseason workouts included plenty of stretching exercises and agility drills to keep his legs limber. His arms were noticeably thicker, also.
"I was working on getting a little stronger without losing my game, which is speed," he said. "I did it because you lose a lot of weight in Spring Training, so I wanted to add enough gas in the tank to get through the season."
The rest of the Giants appear physically fit, which didn't surprise Pagan.
"I knew everybody was going to come in shape because we're a winning team and we have to get back to that attitude," he said. "Last year happened, we learned from it and we don't want to go through it again. So it starts here in Spring Training. We have to work to become a world championship team."