SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The Giants are officially in worry mode regarding outfielder Angel Pagan.

The 33-year-old Pagan, who hasn’t played since Saturday and had to be scratched from the lineup for three straight days, had a pain-killing injection to relieve stiffness in his lower back Thursday.

According to Manager Bruce Bochy, Pagan was going to miss at least three more days. Bochy added that the back problem is in a different area than the spot where Pagan had surgery last September to relieve pressure on a bulging disk.

Hence, the Giants are currently down two projected starting outfielders with right fielder Hunter Pence out with a fractured left forearm. Thursday against the Milwaukee Brewers, the Giants started an outfield of Nori Aoki in left, Gregor Blanco in center and non-roster invitee Justin Maxwell in right.

Pagan, who arrived at spring training on Feb. 20 proclaiming to be fully healthy and ready to play the full schedule, has played in just seven of the club’s 17 spring training games. He is just 2 for 16 (.125).

MARLINS: Miami made another long-term investment in its young, talented outfield.

Left fielder Christian Yelich agreed to a seven-year contract worth about $49.6 million, a person familiar with the situation said. The person confirmed the deal to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because it hadn’t been announced.

Yelich is expected to sign the agreement this weekend with a news conference on Sunday.

Yelich, 23, is part of an outfield Miami considers the best in the majors, with $325 million slugger Giancarlo Stanton in right field and Marcell Ozuna in center.

YANKEES: Center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury says he’s fully confident that he will be ready for opening day.

Ellsbury is out of action until the middle of next week because of a strained oblique. He first experienced discomfort last weekend and an MRI exam on Wednesday showed the extent.

Ellsbury said before Thursday night’s game with Philadelphia that the injury “feels a lot better already.”

The Yankees open at home against Toronto on April 6.

BREWERS: Milwaukee exercised its 2016 option on Manager Ron Roenicke.

Roenicke replaced Ken Macha after the 2010 season and has led the Brewers to a 335-313 record. Milwaukee won the NL Central in his first season, then finished third before dropping to fourth in 2013.

CARDINALS: After homering for just his second hit in 25 at-bats, Peter Bourjos said the team’s off day Wednesday helped him, thanks to advice from his wife.

Bourjos said he was working on his swing in front of a mirror and Ashley saw him. “My wife kept yelling at me,” Bourjos said. “Just stop that, get away from it for a day.”

Bourjos underwent hip surgery during the offseason.

METS: Left-handed reliever Josh Edgin (elbow) was bandaged up and walking around the clubhouse Thursday morning. The reliever – New York’s only left-hander in the bullpen – had Tommy John surgery two days earlier.

Edgin, who hopes to be ready for opening day in 2016, decided on Sunday to go ahead with the procedure.

NATIONALS: Outfielder Jayson Werth is expected to play in a minor league game. He’s recovering from offseason shoulder surgery and won’t hit, but will play the field to give his legs some work.