Albert Pujols out for rest of season after having knee scoped
Albert Pujols’ season has come to an end.
The Los Angeles Angels announced on Wednesday that Pujols underwent arthroscopic knee surgery and will likely be out 6-8 weeks. Since the Angels are not in the playoff hunt, that takes Pujols out for the rest of the season.
Albert Pujols underwent successful arthroscopic debridement of his left knee earlier today. The surgery was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles. A general timetable to return to playing following this procedure is 6-8 weeks. Updates will be provided when appropriate.
— Angels (@Angels) August 30, 2018
Pujols had been dealing with knee problems all season, even though he’s been in the lineup this month and even played on Tuesday.
The only time I saw Pujols without ice packs on both knees for the past few months is when he was on the field for BP or games. He was hurting a lot more than he would ever let on. https://t.co/Jct6LyKxpK
— Mike DiGiovanna (@MikeDiGiovanna) August 30, 2018
The 38-year-old batted .245 with a .700 OPS this season. He is owed $87 million over the next three years of his contract, which has been an utter bust for the Angels. The team made a bad decision to keep him over CJ Cron this year. They are limiting themselves severely by keeping him around. Cutting him is long overdue.