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Albert Pujols out for the season

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He underwent a left knee procedure.

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Albert Pujols appears to be out for the season, per the Angels PR Twitter page.

WARNING: I would not recommend searching the term “debridement” on Google and opening up the Wikipedia page.

Pujols was hitting .245/.289/.411/.700 with 19 HR and 64 RBI. His 10 year, $250 million contract runs through 2021.

Pujols made a diving play at first base over the weekend against the Astros. It is unknown whether this contributed to the injury.

As a result, Shohei Ohtani should get regular playing time at DH when not pitching. Furthermore, the odds that Matt Thaiss gets the call-up sometime in September increase.

It will be an interesting September for the Halos; that’s for sure.