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Albert Pujols went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs scored and an RBI in Monday's loss to the Dodgers.

Prior to the game, Pujols hadn't collected an extra-base hit over his last seven games. Pujols' first three-hit game of May improves his slash line to .254/.324/.431.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 11 Months

Albert Pujols went 0-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in Saturday's win against the Royals.

Pujols is batting just .250/.326/.426 in 188 at-bats. The veteran slugger has been regressing since 2008; his OPS has fallen each of the past four years. He's still an effective player, of course, but those that drafted him high due to his name just aren't going to get the production they expected.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 11 Months

Albert Pujols is in the designated hitter spot Wednesday due to soreness in his surgically-repaired right knee.

Pujols has now started 17 games at first base and 15 in the designated hitter spot due to issues with his right knee and left foot. The ailments no doubt have contributed to a disappointing .231/.317/.397 batting line this season. Mark Trumbo is playing first base Wednesday.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 12 Months

Albert Pujols is not in the Angels' lineup Sunday.

Pujols is just 2-for-20 at the plate since his two-homer game last Wednesday, so he's getting a breather. Mark Trumbo is playing first base Sunday, while Hank Conger is in the DH spot.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 12 Months

Albert Pujols launched a solo home run in a loss to the Orioles on Thursday.

It was his only hit in four at-bats and the lone run for the Angels. Pujols now has three homers and six RBI over his last four games after going 3-for-31 (.097) with zero homers and two RBI in his previous eight. Fantasy owners will have to hope that this is the start to a resurgence similar to what we saw after the start of May last season.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 12 Months

Albert Pujols finished 4-for-8 with two homers in Monday's 19-inning game against the A's.

The homers off Dan Straily and Pat Neshek were Pujols' first since his two-homer game back on April 6. He also had more hits tonight than he did in his previous eight games combined. The Angels need it to be the start of a hot streak, as they're not getting much from Mike Trout and Josh Hamilton around him.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 12 Months

Albert Pujols will play first base for the second straight day Friday.

This will be his first time playing back-to-back games at first base since April 11-12. He said Thursday that he's hoping to play first base in three out of the four games this weekend in Seattle and then Monday and Tuesday in Oakland, so apparently his left foot is feeling better.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 12 Months

Albert Pujols is playing first base on Thursday versus the Mariners.

It's the first time since April 15 that he's manned a position, as the plantar fasciitis in Pujols' left foot has been limiting him to DH duties. He still figures to be used in the DH spot often over the course of the season as the Halos try to keep him as healthy as possible. Mark Trumbo will be the DH Thursday.

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Albert Pujols (foot) is relegated to designated hitter as he struggles with plantar fasciitis.

"I'm dying. It's hurting real bad," Pujols said of the injury. Pujols has played DH for four straight games while dealing with the injury, and if it gets any worse the only alternative may be a stint on the disabled list. That's not in the Angels' plans at the moment, but they've at least discussed the possibility, according to general manager Jerry Dipoto. Keep an eye on the 33-year-old slugger to see if the situation worsens in the coming days.

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Albert Pujols had a 4-for-4 night Wednesday in a losing cause against the A's.

Pujols doubled twice and scored twice. He's 8-for-12 with two homers and six walks in his last four games.