Angels’ Albert Pujols gets his first day off of the season against Baltimore Orioles.

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.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.