By: Noah Wright
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
The Angels keep getting hit with the injury bug with another player hitting the DL. Yesterday The Angles announced that first baseman Albert Pujols will be placed on The DL with left knee inflammation. In his place on the roster, The Halos will recall infielder Jose Fernandez and outfielder Jabari Blash. Going back to Triple-A will be Michael Hermosilla.
On the season, Pujols is batting for a .251/.291/.423 batting line in 368 plate appearances. While he only be a shell of the former slugger he once was in his prime, ‘The Machine’ still has 16 home runs, and 52 RBI’s on the season. On the defensive side, Pujols is having an ok year with the glove. In 408 innings at first, Pujols has 2 defensive runs saved, and just a -.3 defensive WAR.
The most notable thing to add is that Pujols is the 14th player to join The Angels disabled list, and the 18th player to make at least one DL trip this season that’s on The Halos’ roster.