ANAHEIM, Calif. Albert Pujols is leaving open the possibility he could return this season from a torn ligament in his left foot, a decision he said won't depend on how his struggling team is doing in the standings.
Pujols went on the disabled list Sunday and missed part of the Angels' disastrous 1-6 road trip, but he insisted he isn't shutting down his season, even if the team is unable to somehow climb back in the American League West race.
"I'm taking it one day at a time," he said Thursday as the Angels began a series against the Toronto Blue Jay at Angel Stadium. "After three weeks, or whenever I get out of the boot, it depends on how I feel. But it's still a long way until the season is done so I don't want to say I'm done for the season."
Pujols has been slowed virtually the entire season by plantar faciitis in his foot, and he finally tore the ligament after hitting a ninth-inning single against the Oakland A's last Sunday. The only upside to the injury is that it may hav...