A Fallen Angel
It was sad to find out that outfielder Angel Pagan was diagnosed with a bone spur in his right elbow and that he now faces the prospect of another surgery.
The diagnosis was made after Pagan went to New York for an MRI exam which revealed the bone spur.
Pagan, had his 2008 season cut short when he injured his shoulder after making a remarkable catch and falling into the stands down the left field line in Dodger Stadium. He actually remained in the game, got on base later in the game and stole second base. (my kind of ballplayer!)
After that game, an MRI revealed a torn labrum that required surgery and shut Pagan down for the rest of the season.
He now faces the possibility of another surgery, only it is not considered to be as serious as the shoulder surgery.
Pagan delivered one of the better moments last season, when his walk-off single in the 12th inning beat the Phillies 4-3.
I’ve been fascinated with Pagan ever since we first re-acquired him from the Cubs last January. He was originally a fourth-round pick of the Mets in the 1999 draft.
Pagan is expected to mis six to eight weeks after surgery. Hopefully he will heal fast and we can get him back even sooner than that.
About the Author: Joe DeCaro
I'm a lifelong Mets fan who loves writing and talking about the Amazins' 24/7. From the Miracle in 1969 to the magic of 1986, and even the near misses in '73 and '00, I've experienced it all - the highs and the lows. I started Mets Merized Online in 2005 to feed my addiction. Follow me on Twitter @metsmerized.
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