Pujols took batting practice Friday for the first time since undergoing surgery on his left knee, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. Pujols was cleared to resume lower-body workouts last week and it's good to see him swinging a bat again. General manager Billy Eppler noted that Pujols feels good. The Angels fully expect him to be ready in a few months for the beginning of spring training.
Angels general manager Billy Eppler said Tuesday that Pujols (elbow, knee) has been cleared to resume light lower-body workouts, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports. Pujols' 2018 season came to an end when he required surgery in late August to address a left knee injury. At the time of the procedure, Pujols was expected to require 6-to-8 weeks to recover, but that timeline has apparently dragged on a little longer than anticipated. With spring training still two months away, Pujols still has plenty of time to get himself in shape for his age-39 campaign. Pujols also used the down time from the knee surgery to also address a bone spur in his right elbow, but he has already healed up from that procedure and has resumed full upper-body workouts.
Pujols (knee) will undergo surgery to remove a bone spur from his right elbow this week, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports. Pujols has already been ruled out for the remainder of the season after undergoing left knee surgery at the end of August. The veteran slugger still anticipates being able to go through his normal offseason workout regimen despite the second procedure, and he's optimistic that he'll be able to play as much first base in 2019 as he did this season.
Pujols (knee) was shifted to the 60-day disabled list Monday. This comes as no surprise, as Pujols has already been ruled out for the remainder of the season after undergoing left knee surgery at the end of August. This move frees up a 40-man roster spot for Luke Farrell, who was claimed off waivers Monday.
Pujols was officially placed on the 10-day disabled list after undergoing left knee surgery Wednesday. Pujols should be fully operational by the time spring training rolls as his procedure carries a timetable of 6-to-8 weeks. In his absence, Jefry Marte and Kaleb Cowart are in line to split time at first base, though Jose Miguel Fernandez is likely going to join the club once rosters expand this weekend and could receive a majority of the starts at the position.