Found April 22, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
If you looked at Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols’ stat line, it would be hard to tell that anything was off with the slugger. However, Pujols told reporters – including Bill Shaikin of The Los Angeles Times – that his injured left foot is “hurting real bad.” Pujols continues to deal with plantar fasciitis in his left foot, an injury that makes it especially painful for the veteran to run. The only real way to alleviate the pain and heal the injury is to immobilize the foot and receive anti-inflammatory treatment. But Pujols isn’t headed for the disabled list yet, as he’s instead played in all 16 games this season. What the Angels plan to continue doing is using Pujols at DH to help restrict his movement. This is the plan until Pujols’ production deteriorates or he otherwise says he can no longer play through the pain and treatment. Los Angeles does view Pujols as a first baseman, and they plan on having him return to the position at some point this year. Still, they don’t know when this will be, as it will largely be dictated by his foot injury. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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