Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA Jul 28 '13

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 Jul 27 '13

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 Jul 27 '13

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 Jul 27 '13

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 Jul 27 '13

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 Jul 27 '13

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 Jul 24 '13

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.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA Jul 20 '13

Albert Pujols went 2-for-4 and hit his 16th homer of the season off the Athletics' A.J. Griffin on Friday.

Pujols, Erick Aybar and Mike Trout all took Griffin deep. It was the third homer for Pujols in his last six games. For all of his difficulties this year, he still has a shot at a 13th straight 30-homer season.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA Jul 11 '13

Albert Pujols hit a home run and walked three times in a win over the Cubs on Wednesday.

He's now homered in back-to-back games and has hits in six straight. Maybe more noteworthy were his three walks, just the second time he's done it this year and the first since April 6. If he starts seeing the ball better and hitting for more power, we could see something closer to vintage Pujols in the second half.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA Jul 10 '13

Albert Pujols went 2-for-4 with a home run in the Angels' loss to the Cubs on Tuesday.

The homer broke a 14-game home run drought. Pujols does have a modest five-game hitting streak, going 7-for-20 (.350) in that span. Still, the 33-year-old is sporting an uncharacteristic .250/.322/.424 batting line in 87 games.