Angels' Albert Pujols: Out of Friday's lineup

Pujols (hamstring) is not in Friday's starting lineup against the Mets.

Pujols continues to rest after departing Wednesday's game with hamstring tightness, something which could continue throughout the weekend series with no need for a designated hitter. The Angels may be perfectly content with letting the veteran slugger sit out until Monday, meaning C.J. Cron would assume his regular duties at first base. Nonetheless, Pujols could be a candidate to make pinch-hitting appearances as he recovers.

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