Albert Pujols isn’t in the Angels lineup for the first time this season.
He’ll get a day off as the Angels host the Baltimore Orioles, with Mark Trumbo playing first base and Hank Conger as the designated hitter. Josh Hamilton is batting third, the first person other than Pujols to bat third for the Angels this season.
“Albert’s trying to move forward from where his foot is. He had some treatment yesterday after the game,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said.
Pujols has been receiving treatment consistently on his left foot. Scioscia later clarified the nature of Pujols’ treatment to say “he had some different forms of treatment yesterday. It’s just a good time right now to get him to kick it up a notch and hopefully get him back here on Tuesday.”
The Angels have an off-day Monday before visiting the Houston Astros for three games.