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Albert Pujols sidelined until at least Tuesday

Aug 26, 2012, 10:51 AM EDT

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Angels first baseman Albert Pujols hasn’t appeared in a game since tweaking his right calf while running the bases Wednesday night in Boston. And his idle status won’t change for at least another couple days.

According to MLB.com’s Anthony Odoardi, manager Mike Scioscia said Saturday that Pujols “will not be starting for the rest of the Angels’ three-game set against the Tigers,” which concludes this afternoon.

The Angels have a scheduled day off Monday before beginning a series on Tuesday night against the Red Sox. Pujols may be ready for the opener of that three-game set, but even that is no guarantee. “The thing about what he’s dealing with,” Scoisca told reporters, “is it’s not like your shoulder’s stiff or your neck is tight and you want to get a blow.”

Pujols, 32, is batting .283/.344/.533 with 28 homers, 34 doubles and 86 RBI in 121 games this season.

  1. beefytrout - Aug 26, 2012 at 12:26 PM

    “The thing about what he’s dealing with,” Scoisca told reporters, “is it’s not like your shoulder’s stiff or your neck is tight and you want to get a blow.”

    Um… what?

    • hardballtalkusername - Aug 26, 2012 at 2:19 PM

      lol, scioscia’s lost his mind this season

  2. cosanostra71 - Aug 26, 2012 at 12:42 PM

    Get better soon Albert, we’re gonna need you if we’re gonna make this run happen.

  3. randygnyc - Aug 26, 2012 at 1:47 PM

    Unless Albert can pitch effectively out of the pen, his return isn’t going to help the angels.

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