Albert Pujols was placed on the disabled list this morning with a partially torn plantar fascia ligament in his left foot. It was initially hoped the injury would only keep Pujols off the field for a couple weeks, but according to Tim Brown, Pujols has been told he's probably done for the season and that surgery is at least a possibility.
Pujols dealt with plantar fasciitis for most of the season, aggravated the injury on Friday and did not play Saturday. As the Los Angeles Times noted, he was "somewhat productive" this year and slashed .258/.330/.437 with 17 home runs in 99 games this year. Shutting him down for the year wouldn't be the worst idea, though, the Angels—12 games out of the division and eight-and-a-half games out of the wild card—need a lot of things to go right to make anything happen this year. Let Albert get healthy and ready for the next season.
Still, there's always a concern when you might not see your first baseman/designated hitter who is owed $212 million over eight years until he's 34 and returning from season-ending surgery.
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