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Emilio Pagan pitched one inning and earned a hold in the Padres' win over the Giants on Tuesday.
Pagan came on in the 8th inning and retired the side in order. Pagan also struck out one in his inning of work.
Emilio Pagan could wind up being the favorite for saves in San Diego this year.
The Padres entered spring training with a number of pitchers who could handle the ninth inning - Drew Pomeranz and Mark Melancon included. However, Pomeranz is currently dealing with forearm tightness. Meanwhile, Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune writes that Pagan is the player mentioned by most within the organization who will assume the role. He's worth a late-round pick if speculating on saves right now.
Emilio Pagan avoids arbitration by re-signing with the San Diego Padres for a contract worth $1.57 million dollars.
In 2020 Pagan had two saves, a 4.50 ERA, and a 1.045 WHIP. Pagan enters into the 2021 season in a big bullpen role with the Padres, hoping to recreate the season he had with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2019.
The Padres activated Emilio Pagan (biceps) off the 10-day injured list.
Pagan received some save chances before going down but he isn't expected to get any moving forward. Trevor Rosenthal appears to be the Padres' closer for the duration of the regular season.
Emilio Pagan (biceps) is set to face live hitters on Tuesday.
Pagan could then return from then IL when first eligible on Thursday. "He feels a lot better after being back here and getting some treatment, getting some work and doing some exercises," manager Jayce Tingler said. Pagan had gotten some saves before going down but is expected to return to a setup role once he's back.