Albert Pujols will likely sit out the rest of the season after suffering a partial tear of the plantar fascia in his left foot Friday night an injury that forced the Angels slugger to the 15-day disabled list Sunday.
Manager Mike Scioscia said that Pujols who hit .258 with 17 home runs and 64 runs batted in despite being hobbled all season by the painful condition will be out "for a significant amount of time."
The minimum recovery period for the injury is six weeks but with the Angels all but out of playoff contention and a season-high 13 games behind Oakland in the American League West after Sunday's 10-6 loss to the Athletics there is no need to bring Pujols back for the final two weeks of the season.
In fact in the big picture the injury could benefit the Angels who have another eight years and $212 million invested in the 33-year-old Pujols after 2013.
With the plantar fascia tearing on its own Pujols essentially replicated the surgery he was expected to have in October wit...