Albert Pujols
1B/DH LAA
3 days ago

Angels general manager Billy Eppler said Tuesday that Pujols (elbow/knee) has been cleared to resume light lower-body workouts, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pujols' 2018 campaign came to an end when he required surgery in late August to address a left knee injury. At the time of the procedure, Pujols was expected to require 6-to-8 weeks to recover, but that timeline has apparently dragged on a little longer than anticipated. With spring training still two months away, Pujols still has plenty of time to get himself in shape for his age-39 campaign. Pujols also used the down time from the knee surgery to also address a bone spur in his right elbow, but he has already healed up from that procedure and has resumed full upper-body workouts.

Albert Pujols
1B/DH LAA
3 months ago

Pujols (knee) will undergo surgery to remove a bone spur from his right elbow this week, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pujols has already been ruled out for the remainder of the season after undergoing left knee surgery at the end of August. The veteran slugger still anticipates being able to go through his normal offseason workout regimen despite the second procedure, and he's optimistic that he'll be able to play as much first base in 2019 as he did this season.

Albert Pujols
1B/DH LAA
3 months ago

Pujols (knee) was shifted to the 60-day disabled list Monday.

EDGE Analysis

This comes as no surprise, as Pujols has already been ruled out for the remainder of the season after undergoing left knee surgery at the end of August. This move frees up a 40-man roster spot for Luke Farrell, who was claimed off waivers Monday.

Albert Pujols
1B/DH LAA
4 months ago

Pujols was officially placed on the 10-day disabled list after undergoing left knee surgery Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Pujols should be fully operational by the time spring training rolls as his procedure carries a timetable of 6-to-8 weeks. In his absence, Jefry Marte and Kaleb Cowart are expected to split time at first base, though Jose Miguel Fernandez is likely joining the club once rosters expand this weekend and could receive a majority of the starts at the position.

Albert Pujols
1B/DH LAA
4 months ago

Pujols underwent successful left knee surgery Wednesday and has been ruled out for the remainder of the season.

EDGE Analysis

The surgery was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache and typically carries a return timetable of 6-8 weeks, leaving Pujols without enough time to return before the end of the season. This is somewhat surprising, but the veteran has dealt with knee issues since June -- spending time on the shelf in July to help with the knee inflammation -- so the Angels opted to shut him down with the team essentially eliminated from the playoffs. Pujols should be back to full by spring training next season.

Albert Pujols
1B/DH LAA
4 months ago

Pujols went 3-for-4 with a home run, four RBI and three runs scored in Saturday's win over Texas.

EDGE Analysis

Pujols led the charge offensively Saturday, driving in runs with all three of his hits. The 38-year-old understandably isn't the overpowering presence at the plate as he was during his prime, but he has maintained fantasy value with 20 doubles and 19 homers in 109 games this season.

Albert Pujols
1B/DH LAA
4 months ago

Pujols is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

Pujols has started seven straight games, slashing just .207/.207/.310 with one homer over that stretch. Kaleb Cowart will slide over to cover first base in his stead, allowing Taylor Ward to pick up a start at the hot corner.

Albert Pujols
1B/DH LAA
4 months ago

Pujols went 1-for-4 with a solo homer -- his 18th of the season -- and an additional run scored in Wednesday's 6-0 win over the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

Pujols went back-to-back with Justin Upton in the fifth inning to put the Angels up 5-0 and help secure the series sweep. The veteran slugger had just one home run in 14 second-half games before Wednesday's contest, so hopefully this will help get him going at the dish.

Albert Pujols
1B/DH LAA
4 months ago

Pujols is out of the lineup Sunday against the Indians, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

It appears Pujols is receiving a routine maintenance day after starting in each of the Angels' previous 12 games. With Pujols on the bench, Francisco Arcia will step in at first base for his first career start at the position.

Albert Pujols
1B/DH LAA
5 months ago

Pujols went 3-for-4 with a home run and a stolen base in Wednesday's win over the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Pujols delivered a solo shot in the second inning then later added his first stolen base of the year. The 38-year-old missed some time around the All-Star break with knee inflammation, but he's otherwise been having a solid month when healthy. In 49 at-bats since the start of July, Pujols is slashing .306/.358/.653 with five homers and nine RBI.