Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 18 hours ago

Pujols is back in the lineup Friday, batting third and playing first base.

Pujols suffered a hand contusion earlier in the week, which forced him out of the lineup for Thursday's game. He's back in his the Angels' lineup Friday for their series opener against the Red Sox. Pujols will be facing Rick Porcello, against whom he is 4-for-13 with two doubles.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 2 days ago

Pujols (hand) expects to be able to play Friday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

Pujols is being held out of Thursday's lineup after suffering a left hand contusion in Wednesday's contest, but could be available as a pinch-hitter per the report. Even if he's not ready to go by Friday, it doesn't sound as though the issue is anything major, so Pujols likely won't miss too much time.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 2 days ago

Pujols (hand) is out of the lineup Thursday against the Blue Jays.

Pujols suffered a left hand contusion in Wednesday's game, causing him to exit early. He'll take a day off Wednesday, but a contusion shouldn't lead to an extended absence. Marc Krauss will start at first base in his place, bating second for the Angels.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 2 days ago

Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto says Pujols "is okay" and considered day-to-day with a contusion on his left hand, Mike DiGiovanna of the LA Times reports.

Dipoto added there are no fractures or broken bones in Pujols' hand or wrist. Pujols was replaced by Marc Krauss, but the availability of Pujols for Thursday's game against Toronto remains in question.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 3 days ago

Pujols has been initially diagnosed with a left hand contusion, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

Pujols left Wednesday's game after being hit on the wrist by a pitch. It appears that he avoided suffering any broken bones in his left hand, but there's still no word on whether he'll have to miss any time.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 3 days ago

Pujols (wrist) has been replaced by Marc Krauss in Wednesday's game after taking a pitch off his left wrist, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

Pujols was hit by a pitch in the fourth inning and remained in the game to play first base in the bottom half of the inning, but has since been replaced by Marc Krauss. There is no word yet on the severity of Pujols' injury, but an update should be made available ahead of Thursday's series finale against Toronto.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 4 days ago

Pujols went 2-for-5 with a home run in a loss to the Blue Jays on Monday.

The solo shot was Pujols' second in four games, but the 35-year-old is struggling in almost every area besides homers, as he has tallied just a .287 OBP and .711 OPS in 36 contests. Whie Pujols should continue to be a solid contributor in the power department as long as he stays healthy, Owners may need to come to terms with the fact that the hitter who dominated the National League for the better part of a decade is unlikely to return.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 6 days ago

Pujols tweaked his left leg while sliding into second base in the ninth inning of Sunday's 3-0 loss to the Orioles, the OCRegister reports. He was checked out after the game and did not come away with any injury concerns.

Pujols was 2-for-4 on the day, raising his batting average to .231 on the season. It doesn't appear he's at any risk of missing games due to the tweak of his left leg, so fantasy players should feel OK about putting him into weekly lineups.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 2 weeks ago

Pujols went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and two runs scored in a win over the Mariners on Tuesday.

Pujols got the Angels on the board Tuesday, driving a pitch out to center field off starter James Paxton in the first inning. Pujols is on pace to hit 30 home runs this season, but has logged just a .749 OPS through 25 games.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 3 weeks ago

Pujols went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a loss to the Giants on Saturday.

There was a chance that Pujols would be out a few more days while battling a hamstring injury, so the ability to generate power will likely come as a relief to owners. Aside from the occasional dinger, Pujols has been quiet at the plate to open the season, tallying just a .684 OPS in 22 games. The 35-year-old has now tallied at least one hit in five straight games, but with the cloud of injury starting to hang in the air once again, owners may be left to wonder how often Pujols is playing at full strength.