OUTAlbert Pujols
1B/DH LAA
13 hours ago

Pujols (foot) is still recovering from December surgery, but he has begun light defensive work at first base, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pujols is slowly making his way back and it's unlikely he will see much action in Cactus League spring action. He is starting to work in the field and run on a treadmill, so it's a start. The veteran is optimistic he'll be ready for Opening Day, but fantasy owners will want plenty of depth on hand if he is in your draft day plans.

OUTAlbert Pujols
1B/DH LAA
7 days ago

Pujols (foot) said that he is progressing well, but he will certainly not be ready for the Angels' Cactus League debut and is still questionable for Opening Day, the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pujols -- who wasn't able to run last week -- said that he has been running on an Ultra G treadmill in an effort to reduce the impact on his lower body. He has also been swinging in the cages and reported no soreness afterwords. These are all promising signs after the slugger underwent foot surgery in December. The Angels will likely play it cautious with Pujols and we may not not see much -- if any -- of him in spring training games.

OUTAlbert Pujols
1B/DH LAA
2 weeks ago

Pujols (foot) says he can do everything but run, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

It seems his rehab is still progressing as planned, after undergoing foot surgery back in December, although he still didn't promise that he'd be ready for opening day. Although he seems optimistic, we will have to wait and see as spring training progresses more.

OUTAlbert Pujols
1B/DH LAA
1 month ago

Pujols (foot) is progressing as planned after undergoing surgery in December, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

While it's promising that Pujols hasn't incurred any setbacks while rehabbing his foot, the Angels have yet to say whether or not he's on track to be ready for Opening Day. However, there should be a better indication as to when the 37-year-old slugger will be able to return once spring training rolls around.

OUTAlbert Pujols
1B/DH LAA
3 months 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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.