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Angels’ Albert Pujols has injection in knee, goes on 10-day DL

first_img Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros That means, if all goes well, he would miss a total of six games, including the Freeway Series against the Dodgers this weekend, and a three-game series against the Houston Astros immediately after the break. Scioscia said Pujols had consulted with the Angels’ medical staff to establish a time for his DL stint. The All-Star break helps minimize the time the 38-year-old slugger will be out of the lineup.“Albert at times has been superhuman,” Scioscia said. “He’s been dealing with a lot of things. And he’s played with them. This has been bothering him for awhile. But he’s really managed to stay in the lineup, playing first base a lot and doing things that are important for the club.”Related Articles Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield LOS ANGELES — Angels slugger Albert Pujols will not surpass Ken Griffey Jr. for sixth place on baseball’s all-time home run list this weekend at Dodger Stadium.Pujols tied Griffey with his 630th blast on Thursday, his second homer during the Angels’ 11-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners, but the future Hall of Famer was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Friday with what the club described as inflammation in his left knee.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Pujols, who received a platelet-rich plasma injection on Friday, had been dealing with knee pain for “awhile,” according to Manager Mike Scioscia, and was estimated to be about 50 percent in recent days.“Maybe this will get him to a little higher of a percentage and it’s not as taxing,” Scioscia said.The extent of Pujols’ stay on the DL, which spans the All-Star break, is expected to be the minimum 10 days, with a return slated for July 23 against the Chicago White Sox. Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter center_img An hour after Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley announced he would retire at the end of the season in a news conference at Dodger Stadium, Mike Trout reflected on the veteran’s career in the visiting clubhouse.Trout, who was raised in New Jersey, rooted for Utley and the Philadelphia Phillies as a teenager and was in attendance when they won the 2008 World Series. In past interviews, Trout described Utley as his favorite player, along with New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter.“Just the way he played the game,” Trout said. “He played hard every pitch. If it was a big situation, it seemed like he’d come through. And as a fan growing up, you couldn’t ask for more effort or dedication to the game.”Trout has since met and kept in touch with Utley since making his major league debut with the Angels in 2011.“It’s pretty crazy that growing up, watching him, and having the chance to play against him, is pretty cool to me,” Trout said.ALSOThe Angels signed Junichi Tazawa to a minor-league deal. The right-handed relief pitcher had been waived by the Detroit Tigers on Monday. Tazawa was designated for assignment by the Miami Marlins in May after posting a 9.00 ERA in 22 appearances. … Outfielder Jabari Blash was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday, while outfielder Michael Hermosillo was optioned. After he was used mostly as a designated hitter in 2017, Pujols has been healthy enough to see more time at first base, where he has been for 48 games, compared to 38 at DH. Pujols has hit .251 this season with 16 home runs and 52 RBIs.This will be his first trip to the DL since 2013, previously his only other stint since signing with the Angels, when he missed the final two months because of a foot injury.In a corresponding move, the Angels recalled Jose Fernandez from Triple-A Salt Lake. Fernandez was in the lineup for Pujols on Friday night against the Dodgers. Pujols did not travel with the team Friday.TROUT ON UTLEY Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more