Angel Pagan, a former outfielder for the New York Mets, needed to be rescued at sea early Tuesday morning. What happened?
Angel Pagan played for the New York Mets from 2008-2011. On Tuesday, Pagan and two others were reportedly rescued at sea while sailing off the coast of Puerto Rico. They were rescued between the river mouth and Cibuco beach in the town of Vega Alta, Puerto Rico, located roughly an hour away from San Juan.
As the tweet reads, Pagan and the other passengers needed to be rescued after a 15-foot wave capsized their boat early Tuesday morning. Pagan was joined by Orlando Roman, a former professional pitcher who was drafted in the 31st round by the New York Mets in 1999, and his 16-year-old son.
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Angel Pagan is best known for being a part of the San Francisco Giants 2012 and 2014 World Series-winning teams, but many fans will remember him best from his days roaming center field for the New York Mets. Pagan appeared in the Mets’ outfield through many tumultuous seasons. The switch hitter led the 2009 and 2010 teams in bWAR as he posted 4.0 and 5.3 respectively.
Over four seasons with the Mets, Pagan recorded 423 hits and a highly respectable slash line of .284/.337/.419. Over his career, Pagan accumulated 1,143 hits and 17.2 bWAR while spending time with the Mets, Giants and the Chicago Cubs.
Orlando Roman never reached Major League Baseball, but he bounced around Minor-League teams and spent time playing in Japan, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Over 20 seasons spread all around the world, Roman posted a record of 67-80 with 77 saves and a 3.70 ERA over 544 appearances.
The baseball world and beyond is glad to hear that these three are safe after their scary ordeal. Everyone be safe out there!