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New York Mets Angel Pagan reaches first base in the second inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Citi Field in New York
New York Mets Angel Pagan reaches first base on an error in the second inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Citi Field in New York City on August 5, 2009. UPI/John Angelillo
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Angel Pagán (born July 2, 1981 in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico) is currently an outfielder in Major League Baseball who plays for the New York Mets. Pagan's original contract in Major League Baseball was with the Mets, but he was transferred to the Chicago Cubs when they bought his contract. Pagan was subsequently traded back to the Mets prior to the 2008 season.

On January 25, 2006, the Cubs purchased Pagán's contract from the Mets. Pagán made his major league debut with the Cubs on April 3, 2006 but was injured early in the season and missed two-and-a-half months. On July 2, 2006, his 25th birthday, Pagán hit his first and second career home runs in a game against the crosstown rival Chicago White Sox. Pagán is the first person in Major League history to hit his first two career home runs on his birthday.

Pagán returned in May 2007, being recalled in place of Matt Murton, who had struggled somewhat and was not getting regular at-bats. Pagán then became a regular outfielder and enjoyed modest success until his season was cut short due to a bout with colitis.

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