Originally posted on Monkey with a Halo  |  Last updated 8/27/12
The August 27th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Pujols out until at least Tuesday, Takahashi traded to the Pirates, more talk on Trout's MVP case and much more... The Story: The Angels are hoping Albert Pujols can return to the lineup on Tuesday. The Monkey Says: Still not a guarantee, which is unfortunate because the lineup is starting to falter a bit.  At the same time, they are right to protect him if he isn't healthy, but they just can't afford to have him not playing in a crucial series. The Story: Hisanori Takahashi was given to the Pirates via waivers. The Monkey Says: Yes, the Angels basically traded him for nothing.  The Pirates put in a trade waiver claim for him and the Halos simply said they could have him.  Don't be pissed though, Hisanori was awful and having the Pirates pick up the remaining $1 million or so left on his contract is worth more than any scrub prospect that will never amount to anything. The
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