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Angel Pagan To Sit Out 2017 MLB Season

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Former San Francisco Giants outfielder and two-time World Series champion, Angel Pagan will not play for a team in the 2017 MLB season. Pagan is 35 years old and is currently a free agent. Even though he is not going to play in 2017, Pagan has not hinted at announcing retirement, leaving a 2018 return open. 

Pagan’s reasoning for sitting out for the 2017 season is to focus more on his family. What might also have factored in to his decision was the impact of the injuries Pagan has suffered through the last few years. 

Throughout his 1,124-game career, Pagan has batted .280, recorded 1,143 hits, including 339 that went for extra bases. Despite what Pagan is saying, I wouldn’t completely rule out the possibility of Pagan returning to an MLB team this season. If a team that is competing for the playoffs needs an extra arm in the outfield, Pagan would be a good veteran addition to a team trying to make a run.

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