Originally posted on Fox Sports West
By MICHAEL MARTINEZ  |  Last updated 8/16/13
ANAHEIM, Calif. The walking boot came off Albert Pujols' left foot for the first time in three weeks Friday, and the Angels first baseman said he intends to begin swinging a bat next week so he can return to the lineup this season. "It feels really good," Pujols said. "It's good to be out of the boot." Pujols has been on the disabled list since July 27 because of a partial tear of the plantar fascia in his left foot. He had been bothered by the injury for most of the season, but it finally put him down for good July 26 in Oakland. Pujols said he plan to start taking swings next week, but running isn't currently in his short-term plans. "I have to get my strength (back) and exercise and hopefully next week start taking some swings and see how I feel," he said. "I can't just go out there and try to run the bases or take some hacks right away. Being in the boot for three weeks, I don't want to do anything like that." Pujols, whose injury relegated him to 65 of 99 games at designa...
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Gregg Popovich makes LaMarcus Aldridge sit out practice

Greg Hardy excited to face Tom Brady because of wife Gisele

Aldon Smith pleads not guilty to hit-and-run DUI

Why the Thunder starters need to stay healthy this year

Josh McCown, Craig Robertson defend Joe Haden

Jimmy Butler cannot believe teams game-plan for him


James Harden: I know I was the MVP, that’s 100 percent given

Five questions about the 2015 American League Wild Card game

Kevin Love expected to be cleared for Cavs’ opening night

Dan Jennings will not return as Marlins manager

Bowling Green State coach saves motorist from serious injury

Roethlisberger refutes reports he could return in Week 7

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Arrieta-Cole, objectively one of best playoff matchups ever

The controversy and numbers behind the 'CONCACAF Cup'

Why the Thunder starters need to stay healthy

Roddy White: I want to catch passes

Five questions about the 2015 AL Wild Card game

Bowling Green State coach saves motorist from serious injury

Bills defenders: Odell Beckham Jr. is a prima donna

Lifelong Yankees fan disses Alex Rodriguez in obituary

Trail Blazers honor Umpqua Community College victims

CC Sabathia and the humanity of athletes

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker