|Bats / Throws||Left / Right|
|Date of Birth||5/7/1991|
|Height, Weight||6'3", 210 lbs|
|Drafted||2013 - Rd 10|
Pagan struck out the lone batter he faced on the way to a save Sunday against the Orioles.
Pagan was called upon with two outs in the bottom of the ninth in a three-run ballgame, and he was able to fan Trey Mancini for the final out. The 28-year-old right-hander has now turned in three consecutive scoreless outings, improving his ERA to 1.69 over 37.1 innings this season.
Pagan struck out two without allowing a hit or a walk through a scoreless inning to record his fifth save of the season in a 2-1 win over the Yankees on Sunday.
Pagan had his fastball working, forcing five swinging strikes out of the 11 he threw in a spotless ninth inning. With Jose Alvarado on the injured list, Pagan could continue to get more save opportunities. Pagan has a 2-1 record with five saves and a 1.75 ERA through 33 appearances this season.
Pagan struck out two and earned his fifth hold of the season as part of a perfect inning of relief Monday in the Rays' 6-3 win over the Orioles.
Pagan was once again magnificent, collecting three swinging strikes among his 13 pitches during the 1-2-3 frame. The righty has provided little reason for skepticism about his skills at this point, but his path to saves remains muddled due to manager Kevin Cash's propensity to mix and match in the ninth inning. Pagan notably worked the eighth Monday while Jose Alvarado -- back from a nearly month-long absence due to a personal matter -- collected the save. The two pitchers could easily flip-flop roles the next time a save chance arises, but even if Alvarado sees the majority of those opportunities moving forward, Pagan can still bring value as a ratio stabilizer.