Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 4/23/13
Last week we looked at third base situations around the league. This week, let's cast a gimlet eye on the other side of the diamond - first base. The position has been relatively stable in the season's early going, but below are a few situations worth discussing. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Starter (but hobbled): Albert Pujols (foot) Next: Mark Trumbo It's a good thing Albert Pujols moved to the American League last season, as it looks like plantar fasciitis in his left foot will prevent him from playing first base for the immediate future. It is not clear how severe his case is, but that kind of inflammation tends to linger for a while, and he is reportedly in "s not waiting for a walk. John Mayberry is the primary backup here, but Michael Young could potentially get some starts here in the event Howard needs to sit for a while, but then the Phillies would need to cobble together something at third base. Other thoughts: Darin Ruf, who had 38 home runs at Double-A Reading before a late-season cup of coffee in the majors, has posted a 14-for-56 start to his 2013 at Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Get a FREE RotoWire 10-day trial (no credit card required) at RotoWire.com .
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