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Giants open series in L.A. with Pagan in lineup, new outfielder on roster

Giants open series in L.A. with Pagan in lineup, new outfielder on roster Did you know Madison Bumgarner has a three-game losing streak against the Dodgers? Angel Pagan is returning to the lineup after missing a game with a groin injury. The Giants have placed struggling backup outfielder Gregor Blanco on the 15-day disabled list with a shoulder impingement and purchased the contract of Gorkys Hernandez from Triple-A Sacramento. Hernandez, who has some big-league time with the Pirates and Marlins, is having a nice year for the River Cats. Blanco has had a bad shoulder for a while,...

Giants place Blanco on DL; Belt could be dropped from No. 3 in lineup

Giants place Blanco on DL; Belt could be dropped from No. 3 in lineup LOS ANGELES - Cynics will believe the Giants concocted a shoulder injury to disabled a guy who cannot buy a hit. The Giants placed Blanco on the disabled list Tuesday and purchased the contract of Gorkys Hernandez, a journeyman who has 178 big-league plate appearances with the Pirates and Marlins, but only five since 2012. The 28-year-old hit .302 with a .382 on-base percentage for Sacramento this season. Blanco injured the shoulder in May sliding head-first into first base, one of those things they always tell you as a...