Giants activate Pagan from DL

Milwaukee, WI ( - The San Francisco Giants will have Angel Pagan back in the lineup for Thursday's series finale against the Milwaukee Brewers.

The Giants activated the center fielder from the 15-day disabled list and put him in the leadoff spot.

Pagan returns after missing 44 games with back inflammation. He was batting .307 prior to the DL stint.

The Giants cleared a roster spot by optioning infielder Matt Duffy to the minors.