Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim high-priced slugger Albert Pujols will miss the rest of the 2013 season due to a left foot surgery, the team announced Monday. Pujols, 33, had been out of the Angels lineup since July 26. The injury had limited Pujols all season before the Angels finally decided to shut him down last month.
Pujols is in the second year of a 10-year, $240 million contract he signed with Los Angeles in 2011, but his performance so far has been a bit of a disappointment. So far with the Angels, Pujols has hit .275 with 47 home runs and 169 RBI’s for an average of 24 home runs and 84 RBI’s over two seasons, far from the .328/40/121 averages he produced in 11 seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals.
At the time of his injury, Pujols was hitting .258 with 17 home runs and 64 RBI’s, all career lows. The Angels are currently fourth in the AL West at 55-68 and well out of the playoff race. Maybe Pujols can renegotiate his contract and donate some of that money to phenom Mike Trout…
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