Pagan begins rehab assignment

May, 18, 2011
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Angel Pagan


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New York Mets

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GM HR RBI R OBP AVG
19 1 6 7 .259 .159
Angel Pagan will begin a rehab assignment on Wednesday night with the St. Lucie Mets at Tampa. Pagan is scheduled to play four games with the Florida State League club before being activated, manager Terry Collins said. Pagan has been on the disabled list since April 22 with a strained left oblique.

Collins said he received a message Tuesday from rehab coordinator Randy Niemann indicating Pagan -- who played in a simulated game that day in Port St. Lucie -- was progressing.

"It was all good news," Collins said. "He's swinging real, real well. He ran great. He has no discomfort at all. So hopefully the recovery is fast. For sure I know we want him to play four days there."

Pagan appeared close to returning once before, but was shut down after a May 5 game with St. Lucie when oblique discomfort resurfaced.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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