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Angels | Albert Pujols aggravates left foot injury

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols (foot) aggravated his left foot injury on a ninth-inning single Friday, July 26, against the Oakland Athletics. He will be re-evaluated by a doctor Saturday, July 27, and is in jeopardy of landing on the disabled list. "It's more sore than anything he's dealt with all season," manager Mike Scioscia said. "We'll get some direction from the doctor and see where he is."

Fantasy Tip: Pujols has been bothered by plantar fasciitis all season but continued to play through the pain and was hoping to postpone surgery until the offseason. Unfortunately, he might not have a choice now. DH Mark Trumbo will play first base in Pujols' absence, with 1B/OF Brad Hawpe expected to see increased playing time against right-handers. At this point in his career, Hawpe should only be considered as a last resort in deep AL-only leagues.

2013-07-27 11:03:40 | Source: Los Angeles Times - Mike DiGiovanna

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