Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 6 hours ago

Pujols went 3-for-5 with two homers and three RBI in the Angels' win over the Rays on Monday night.

He also played all nine innings at first base, after being limited to DH work over the weekend. Pujols is now sitting with 13 homers and 26 RBI this season, while the main concern is that he's on pace to draw fewer walks than he did a year ago when he picked up just 48 free passes over 159 games.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 21 hours ago

Pujols is back in the lineup at first base Monday, Mike DiGiovanna of the LA Times reports.

Pujols spent a few days as the DH after tweaking his groin over the weekend, but he's back in the field Monday, manning first base and hitting third against Rays' starter Alex Colome. Matt Joyce will serve as the DH.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 2 days ago

Pujols (groin) will continue to be used only as a DH while he recovers from the groin strain he suffered in Friday's game, the LA Times reports.

Pujols played Saturday and is in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Tigers, so it appears he's going to continue playing through the injury. With 11 home runs this season, Pujols has done some damage to help fantasy teams, but the fact that he's hitting .250 through 180 at-bats leaves a bad aftertaste.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 3 days ago

Pujols went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in a win over the Tigers on Saturday.

Pujols was the DH in the contest after tweaking his groin Friday, but the injury does not appear to have affected his power stroke, as he has now hit a home run in each of the last three games. Pujols will likely keep owners on edge waiting for the next injury concern, but has shown that he can still hit balls over the fence when he is on the field. The 35-year-old will take a six-game hitting streak into the matchup against the Tigers on Sunday.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 3 days ago

Pujols tweaked his groin muscle Friday but will be able to DH Saturday against the Tigers, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

The fact that Pujols will be able to serve in a DH capacity a day after suffering the injury suggests it's not especially serious, but it's something to monitor in the days ahead. Efren Navarro was recalled and is starting at first base Saturday.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 4 days ago

Pujols went 3-for-4 with his 10th homer of the year and two runs scored Friday against the Tigers.

In fact, Pujols -- whose homer was No. 530 in his career -- scored the only two runs of the game. His numbers have been down early this year, but he now owns a five-game hitting streak, during which the 35-year-old slugger has gone 8-for-19 (.421) with a pair of homers.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 5 days ago

Pujols went 1-for-4 with a strikeout in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Padres.

Pujols has now hit safely in five of six games since sitting out last Thursday after taking a pitch to the hand. For the month, he's put together a .258 average with eight RBI and five home runs.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 1 week ago

Pujols went 2-for-6 with a home run and two runs scored in a win over the Red Sox on Friday.

Pujols sat out a game earlier this week after being hit in the hand with a pitch, but the 35-year-old's production does not seem to have been halted due to the ailment, as he now has three homers in his last seven games. Pujols has eight home runs and a .726 OPS in 39 contests this season.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 2 weeks 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 weeks 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.