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For all the doom and gloom surrounding Albert Pujols, you would have thought he had already undergone surgery on his ailing right foot. Instead, Pujols actually will not need surgery, and there is a chance he could return to play this season. He certainly wants to, and we know Pujols is a determined man. Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com says Pujols will not have surgery on his plater fascia tear. Essentially the tear "naturally accomplished what the surgical procedure would have done invasively," says Gonzalez. This is often the case with plantar fascia tears. They are often thought of as less troublesome than plantar fasciitis. For Pujols, this means a chance to play again in 2013. He is in a walking boot, and he is nowhere near being able to run or field or hit. However, with a little more than 50 games left in the season, it's feasible that Pujols could return by September. The Angels are not in a great position to make a run this year, so they don't need to rush Pujols back, but if they can get him some work by the end of the year, it will benefit him and the fans. Los Angeles is nine games under .500 and 13.5 games back in the division standings. They have had the worst season in terms of performance to expectations. The Nationals are a close second. Pujols has underperformed this season, but he has not been the sole reason for the team's struggles. Pujols is hitting .258/.330/.437 with 17 home runs this season. It's the worst performance of his Major League career. A big part of that is because he has been playing with plantar fasciitis all season long. Had he been healthy, he still may not have had a monster year, but he surely would have had a better season that this. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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After watching JB Shuck's amazing robbery of Jose Bautista last night and recalling Peter Bourjos' incredible leap over the fence to take a home run away from JJ Hardy earlier in the season, it got me thinking. What Angels player had the most amazing catch of all time?
Below you'll see this videos of Bourjos and Shuck's amazing catches this season, but also our...
Angels' outfielder Peter Bourjos took batting practice yesterday in the batting cage for the first time since he suffered a fractured right wrist on June 29th.
Jeff Fletcher of the OC Register spoke with Bourjos after he stepped out of the cages:
#Angels Peter Bourjos took BP in the cage for the first time today. Said it felt good. "Moving in the right direction...
By David Saltzer AngelsWin.com Senior Writer
Baseball is the national pastime because it is a microcosm
of life in America. In all ways, baseball represents what is best and worst
about our country. Whether it be Jackie Robinson integrating the game as a
prelude to the Civil Rights movement, or Ted Williams going off to serve in two
wars for the military, baseball has been...
What?!?! The Angels are allowed to win! I had almost forgotten that was even possible. I have to say, it feels kind of nice, even if the win was completely meaningless unless you really think there is anything on the line in this epic battle between two of the most disappointing teams in baseball.
I think what really feels the best about it is that it featured another strong...
The trade deadline is behind us, and there was no big news.
One thing Angel fans wanted this off season was pitching: that lead to Jerry DiPoto to sign SP Joe Blanton, RP’s Sean Burnett and Ryan Madson. Then DiPoto traded Jordan Walden for Tommy Hanson and sent Kendrys Morales to Seattle for Jason Vargas.
Lets see how these pitchers are doing right now:
Los Angeles Angels reliever Sean Burnett is done for the season after an MRI showed that he has a torn flexor tendon in his left elbow. The tear was found by Dr. Keith Meister, the Texas Rangers’ team physician.
“He’s definitely not going to pitch this year,” a disconsolate Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. “This is huge. You look at what Sean could do, and Ryan Madson...
Angels fans are used to seeing leaping catches in the outfield by Mike Trout and Peter Bourjos, but J.B. Shuck may have topped them all.
Shuck fell into the stands while robbing Toronto's Jose Bautista of a homer in the fourth inning Friday night in Anaheim, holding on to the ball while tumbling head over heels over the short fence in left field.
Aw, shucks? More like Awe Shuck...
By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
AUG. 1, 2002
GAME 107 - YANKEES AT ANGELS
ANAHEIM -- The Angels have had a nice little season, winning some games and making a name for themselves. But now August is here, and until Thursday night, the one team in the American League the Angels had not played -- the New York Yankees -- were in town.
``We've heard a lot...
The Angels and the Blue Jays both began the year expecting to be in a pennant race when August rolled around, not marking time through the final weeks of dismal seasons.
Mark Trumbo and the Angels still aren't giving up, and they won the year's first meeting between two of the AL's biggest underachievers.
Trumbo homered in the Angels' four-run first inning, Garrett...
Kole Calhoun punctuated his first four-hit game with his first career homer, a tiebreaking two-run shot in the eighth inning of the Los Angeles Angels' 7-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night.
J.B. Shuck's triple drove in Chris Nelson with the tying run in the eighth for the Angels, who rallied against All-Star reliever Steve Delabar (5-2) for their second...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Kole Calhoun punctuated his first four-hit game with his first career homer, a tiebreaking two-run shot in the eighth inning of the Los Angeles Angels' 7-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night.
J.B. Shuck's triple drove in Chris Nelson with the tying run in the eighth for the Angels, who rallied against All-Star reliever Steve Delabar...
By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
JULY 31, 2002
GAME 106 - RED SOX AT ANGELS
ANAHEIM -- Trying to hit Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield's knuckleball, the Angels hitters looked like they were trying to hit a butterfly with a pencil. And coming one night after trying -- and failing -- to hit the hard-throwing Pedro Martinez could not have helped their...
When your team is out of the playoff chase with two months to go, you start watching baseball differently. Wins and losses still matter but you start examining players for their future impact rather than any contribution they will make to salvaging the lost season. Such was the case tonight as a host of youngsters sparked the Halos to a come from behind win. All of sudden the team...
THURSDAY, 8/1: Garrett Richards vs. Josh Johnson: No ball left behind
With the way these two pitchers have been throwing the past season it's easy to say there won't be many balls left behind. Every ball will find a bat, or at the very least the backstop behind the plate with the way Richards tends to overthrow nearly everything...
– Albert Pujols -photo by: vpking
Here is TheFantasyFix.com’s week seventeen update on all notable injured players, right here in one spot. Here you will find an update on a player’s progress as well as my spin on their expected return dates and fantasy impact upon return. The players are listed by expected return date.
The big addition this week is Albert Pujols. Pujols...