Pujols is not in Thursday's lineup against the Rangers.

Pujols is hitting .265 with zero home runs over his last 10 games. Considering that he's on the bench for the fifth time in eight games, Pujols appears to have shifted into a part-time role as the 17-27 Angels turn their focus to developing younger players over the final month of the season. Jared Walsh will start at first base and bat fifth Thursday.

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