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NL East Notes: No updates on Angel Pagan, Jeremy Hellickson could throw more changeups

Here’s the latest from around the National League East.

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Though Atlanta has reportedly attempted to sign free agent outfielder Angel Pagan several times, there is “nothing happening” on that front of late, according to David O’Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Pagan, 35, is among the best available free agents, but it seems by waiting, he is hoping to receive a more extensive deal. That strategy could be valuable as teams are plagued by injuries late in spring training.

Over 129 games with the Giants last season, Pagan hit .277/.331/.418 with 12 home runs and 55 RBIs.

Here’s the latest from around the National League East:

  • Wilmer Flores had a notable amount of success with the Mets last season, and as a result, he should receive significant playing time this season.

  • Nationals starter Max Scherzer probably won’t be healthy enough to start on Opening Day, but things can be much worse for Washington.

  • Martin Prado injured his hamstring during a World Baseball Classic contest, which is bad news for the Marlins.

  • Jeremy Hellickson has always had a fairly plus changeup, but he might consider throwing it more often and consecutively in 2017.

  • Micah Johnson underwent surgery Friday as a result of a fracture to his glove wrist.