OUTAlbert Pujols
1B/DH LAA
1 week ago

Pujols underwent surgery Friday to release his right plantar fascia.

EDGE Analysis

In a press release, the Angels said the estimated time to return to play following this procedure is typically four months. That puts Pujols' status for the start of the year in some question, but Pujols is a 10-time All-Star and doesn't need a full spring training to prepare for the regular season. In his age-36 season, Pujols hit .268/.323/.457 with 31 homers, marking his 14th season with 30-plus home runs.

OUTAlbert Pujols
1B/DH LAA
2 months ago

Pujols (foot) has been shut down for the season, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pujols and the Angels came to a "mutual decision" that he will not play again in 2016 due to the sore foot he has battled recently. Pujols should be back at 100 percent far in advance of next season, when he will seeking home run No. 600 in his career.

OUTAlbert Pujols
1B/DH LAA
2 months ago

Pujols (foot) is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Astros, Eric Kay of the Angels reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pujols will miss his third game in a row despite a team off day Thursday. He may be able to return to action before the regular season ends, but with the Angels out of playoff contention, they do not have much incentive to play him.

OUTAlbert Pujols
1B/DH LAA
2 months ago

Pujols (foot) remains out of the lineup Wednesday against the A's, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pujols has been hampered by a sore foot and will miss a second straight start, affording Mike Trout another day as the DH. Manager Mike Scioscia said Tuesday that he wasn't sure if Pujols will play again in 2016, as the injury has "gotten to a point now where we don't want to put him at risk." The Angels are off Thursday.

OUTAlbert Pujols
1B/DH LAA
2 months ago

Pujols is out of Tuesday's lineup due to foot soreness, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pujols played through a foot injury at the latter end of August and beginning of September, but it's unknown if his latest ailment is the same issue. His availability for the remainder of the week should be known in the near future.

OUTAlbert Pujols
1B/DH LAA
2 months ago

Pujols is out of the lineup Tuesday against the A's, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Angels will opt to put Rafael Ortega in center field and move Mike Trout to DH while Pujols gets the day off. Pujols has increased his production at the plate as of late, as he's hit .327/.373/.491 with two home runs and nine RBI over the last 14 games.

OUTAlbert Pujols
1B/DH LAA
3 months ago

Pujols went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and a strikeout Thursday in a 2-0 win over Houston.

EDGE Analysis

The Angels are closing out an awful season, but that doesn't mean Albert Pujols is sitting around sulking. His two-run shot in the first inning was home run number 31 on the season and 591 for his career. It's proof that even at 36-years-old, the future Hall-of-Famer still has a lot of juice left in the tank and he remains a formidable fantasy asset. Since the All-Star break, he has topped his first half home run total with 16 and he is quickly closing in on matching the 60 runs he knocked in from April to June.

OUTAlbert Pujols
1B/DH LAA
3 months ago

Pujols is out of the lineup Wednesday against the A's, the Orange County Register's Jeff Fletcher reports.

EDGE Analysis

Mike Trout is also out of Wednesday's lineup, as the Angels will make things relatively easy on A's rookie starter Jharel Cotton. Kole Calhoun will get the start at DH and bat second, while a trio of fringe major leaguers will occupy the outfield spots Wednesday.

OUTAlbert Pujols
1B/DH LAA
3 months ago

Pujols went 3-for-4 with a homer and two RBI Sunday against the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

Pujols has been on quite the power surge lately, as he's now homered eight times over his last 18 games, and he now has 29 bombs on the year. Over the course of his 16-year career, the only time he's failed to hit fewer than 28 homers was in 2013, when he played in only 99 games.

OUTAlbert Pujols
1B/DH LAA
3 months ago

Pujols went 2-for-5 with two homers and three RBI in a 10-3 victory over the Mariners on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

The 36-year-old hit both his home runs in the first two innings. It was Pujols' first multi-homer game since July 19. He is slashing .264/.323/.459 with 28 home runs, 106 RBI and 59 runs in 508 at-bats this year.