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MLB Injury News:
Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols has been
participating in spring training contests for the past week, but he ran the
bases for the first time this exhibition season yesterday, according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.
Pujols underwent surgery on his right knee in October. He
had been suiting up as the Angels’ designated hitter during his initial spring
training appearances. However, he’s expected to be able to be the teams regular
first baseman once the regular season starts.
If Pujols takes longer than expected to return to full
health, the Angels could use Mark Trumbo, who’s been their primary first
baseman this spring, to man the position or at least spell the All-Star.
The Angels signed Pujols last season and he finished the
year with a career-low OPS. This was thought to be the result of his knee
issues, so Pujols and the Angels are hoping he returns and contributes closer
to his career norms in 2013.
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Bats:Switch Throws: Right Height: 6'3" Weight: 195 lbs.
Age: 20 Born: 6/2/92
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