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Angel Pagan Won't Return To Met Lineup

The New York Mets had hoped to have center fielder Angel Pagan back in their lineup this weekend, but that is not going to happen. Pagan, eligible to come off the disabled list Saturday, has suffered a setback in his rehab from an oblique injury and is now out indefinitely.

“Knowing we were hoping that he would be here tomorrow, he just felt that he wasn’t ready for that,” Mets manager Terry Collins said Friday afternoon. “There was some discomfort and, [at] that point, tenderness stuff, I guess. So they decided to bring him up [to New York] and have him reexamined.”

Pagan was hitting just .159 with one home run and four stolen bases prior to going on the disabled list, but he is a player the Mets count on. He had a breakthrough season a year ago, hitting .290 with 11 home runs, 69 RBI and 37 stolen bases.