The Giant, in this case, is San Francisco Giants center fielder, Ángel Pagán. Phe back surgery was a vertebral discectomy. From all accounts, the Giant is doing great after theprocedure. Pagán told reports that he feels, “like never before.”
Giants fans will no doubt remember the announcement in the run up to the World Series: San Francisco’s leadoff hitter was to undergo season-ending back surgery on September 25—less than one month before the World Series was to start. One of the Giant’s star players told reporte rs that a herniated disc was pinching a nerve was causing severe pain. Team doctors were worried that he would have permanent damage if he continued to play without corrective surgery. In 2014, the Giants were a different team with Pagán than without. The team’s win/loss record
In 2014, the Giants were a different team with Pagán than without. The team’s win/loss record was 56-35 with Ángel in the starting lineup, and 29-36 he was on the bench. Pagán was a key player in the Giants’ World Series runs since 2012. Players, coaches, and fans questioned whether San Francisco had the goods to be able to win another title without the outfielder.
As it turns out, the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals in seven games to win one of the closest World Series matchups in recent history.
Ángel Pagán’s choice to end his 2014 season early and have a discectomy performed on his back was an excellent decision. At the start of the 2015 season, he assured the public that he is better than ever saying “I am good, I am perfect,” and that he was pain-free.
With discectomy, is back pain is been relieved and he is essentially eliminated his risk of developing long-term nerve damage in the region. Moreover, the surgery has not slowed down his play. As Pagán has stated, ““I just know how to play at one speed. That’s the way I’ll keep playing.” His stats seem to prove his words. In mid-May, Ángel Pagán is batting 0.333 withthree stolen bases and eight RBIs.
His stats seem to prove his words. In mid-May, Ángel Pagán is batting 0.333 withthree stolen bases and eight RBIs.