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MLB Injury News:
Angeles Angels’ superstar first baseman Albert Pujols will begin really testing his
surgically repaired right knee within a few more days. Associated Press reports
that Pujols will ease into Spring Training workouts gradually after a
successful rehabilitation program but not play in any Spring Training games right
tweeted that Pujols has started his workouts.
Pujols doing more on surgically repaired knee: Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols hopes to begin agility d... es.pn/WrOZFJ
— espnmlb (@espnmlb) February 14, 2013
had arthroscopic surgery to clean out his right knee in October. He ended 2012
by hitting .283 with only one home run and 13 RBI in September but still finished with 30 home runs and 105 RBI even after a very poor April. Pujols
attributes his low production from late August on to his injured knee. Said Pujols, “Everyone knows that a
week after the season [I] needed to have a little cleanup to my right knee. You saw
how I played the last six or seven weeks of the season. I was in a lot of
pain. Everything's good, I rehabbed really well…. My goal is to be ready for opening
Pujols will likely miss the first two weeks of Spring
Training games, which begin on February 23. He should begin playing in early to mid-March. Pujols will have 2012 Rookie of the Year Mike Trout and newly-signed
Josh Hamilton ahead of him in the batting order, making up one of the most
powerful offenses in all of baseball.
Pujols to Start Drills Soon, espn.go.com, February 15, 2013.
Twitter Message, February 14, 2013.
Angeles Angels, Albert
Pujols Player Page, angels.mlb.com.Follow @mlbinjurynews
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