Giants call up Mac Williamson with Angel Pagan injured

San Francisco Giants' Angel Pagan, left, and Hunter Pence celebrate the 5-4 victory over the San Diego Padres at the end of a baseball game Monday, April 25, 2016, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

CINCINNATI (AP) The San Francisco Giants called up outfielder Mac Williamson from Triple-A Sacramento before the start of their three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night.

The Giants wanted an extra outfielder with Angel Pagan sidelined by a mildly strained left hamstring. San Francisco hopes to avoid putting Pagan on the disabled list. Second baseman Joe Panik was out of the lineup Monday with a sore groin.

Williamson went 0 for 3 in three games with the Giants this season. He batted .355 with four homers and 18 RBIs in 15 games with Sacramento.

Left-hander Steven Okert was optioned to Sacramento. He made his major league debut this season and gave up four runs in five relief appearances covering 5 2/3 innings.

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