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Puerto Rico's Angel Pagan (16) reacts to a strike call in the sixth inning against Japan in the Semifinal 1 game of the World Baseball Classic at AT Park in San Francisco, Calif., on Sunday March 17, 2013. (Susan Tripp Pollard/Staff)SUSAN TRIPP POLLARDPagan hit .364 in the WBC and was named to the all tournament team. After the Giants invested heavily in him in the offseason, Pagan said this is exactly the way he wanted to feel heading into his second season in orange and black.
In his return to AT Park, Pagan didn't get to celebrate. He reached base twice Gucci Belt With Stars in the championship game but the Puerto Ricans fell to Santiago Casilla's Dominican Republic squad 3 0. Despite the outcome, Pagan said he has nothing but positive memories.
to the Cactus League on Friday but was a late scratch from the lineup because the Giants wanted to give him another day of rest after weeks of intense international play. A year after hitting .288 with eight homers, 15 triples and 29 stolen bases, Pagan has done nothing this spring to disprove the notion that the Giants will again have a force atop the lineup.
"I was facing great pitching," Pagan said. "It gets you ready."
After facing several teammates in the WBC, Pagan thinks others are poised to repeat last year's success, too. Pagan had hits against Ryan Vogelsong, Jeremy Affeldt and Santiago Casilla in the tournament, but said "all three looked spectacular."
"The Dominicans, they were the best team they showed a lot in this tournament," Pagan said. "The best memory for me is that I gave honor to my country. That was my plan from Day 1."
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"Thanks to (the WBC), I'm ready for the season."
"Baseball has been decreasing a bit in my country and kids aren't really into sports," Pagan said. "So we wanted to show that it's still alive. Puerto Rico got together for three days and there was no criminality. We didn't win, but we made a difference."
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Angel Pagan has long been concerned about the plight of the next generation of young Puerto Ricans. In the offseason, Pagan held open workouts at a track in Dorado, Puerto Rico, and encouraged participation from athletes of all ages. On Friday, Pagan said he hopes Puerto Rico's World Baseball Classic performance will ultimately be another step in the right direction.
"When we play the Dodgers on April 1, I'll be ready," he said. "The focus has been much better. You're playing for something in the Classic, and that helped me put all my focus on this season and Lv Belt Men
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