Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 8 Months

In a statement released on Friday, Albert Pujols vehemently denies taking performance-enhancing drugs, and says he is taking legal action against Jack Clark and his employer.

Clark, a former MLB player and current radio broadcaster, stated live on the air that he has heard from personal sources that Pujols used performance enhancing drugs during his time with the Cardinals. Surely, more information on this story is bound to come out in the coming days, but the fact that Pujols is taking legal action is a strong statement of his innocence.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 9 Months

Albert Pujols will not have surgery to repair the partial tear of his left plantar fascia.

It's been determined that the tear has already essentially accomplished what a procedure would, so there's no need to go under the knife. Pujols is still expected to miss the remainder of the season, but he should come back healthy by spring training.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 9 Months

Albert Pujols (foot) could be sidelined for the rest of the season.

Angels manager Mike Scioscia only said that Pujols would be out for "a significant amount of time," but multiple reports suggest his season could be over. Pujols might have surgery to repair a partial tear of his left plantar fascia, though it's been determined that the tear has already essentially accomplished what a procedure would. If his season is indeed over, Pujols will conclude the campaign with a .258/.330/.437 batting line with 17 homers and 64 RBI.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 9 Months

Angels placed 1B/DH Albert Pujols on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 27, with a partial tear of the left plantar fascia.

Pujols has been nursing plantar fasciitis all season, and the pain has finally become too much for him to handle. It's not clear at this point how long he might be sidelined. The 33-year-old is likely to undergo surgery on his foot after the season.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 9 Months

Albert Pujols (foot) will likely be placed on the disabled list on Sunday.

Pujols has been dealing with plantar fasciitis for much of the season and returned to Anaheim on Saturday for an MRI. His options are likely to rest it and hope it gets better or undergo surgery, neither of which is a quick fix. It could be a lengthy stay on the DL for the 33-year-old.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 9 Months

Albert Pujols will undergo an MRI on his left foot Saturday.

Pujols told MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez on Friday that he hasn't felt any improvement with his plantar fasciitis and could be dealing with a setback. If the MRI reveals structural damage, he'll almost certainly be placed on the disabled list and could be looking at missing an extended time.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 9 Months

Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports Albert Pujols (foot) is likely to be placed on the disabled list.

Pujols aggravated his left foot Friday and "is sorer than anything he's dealt with this season." The Angels will send him back to Los Angeles to undergo further tests before making a decision. Pujols hasn't had any improvement with his plantar fasciitis since the All-Star break and could be looking at an extended absence.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 9 Months

Albert Pujols is not in the Angels' lineup Saturday.

It's just a scheduled day of rest. Josh Hamilton will replace him at designated hitter, while Mark Trumbo is starting at first base.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 9 Months

Albert Pujols said Friday he expects to play through his left foot injury for the rest of the season.

Pujols hasn't had any improvement with his plantar fasciitis since the All-Star break and will wait until after the season to determine if he'll undergo go surgery. "It's been the same," Pujols said. "I still feel some pain. That's something that in the offseason, with time and with rest, hopefully it can go away."

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 9 Months

Albert Pujols went 3-for-4 and smacked his 17th home run in Tuesday's victory against the Twins.

Pujols has jacked four homers over his last 10 games, pushing his projected total to 28. Of course the slugger with 12 straight 30-homer seasons is batting only .254, the lowest percentage of his career.