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Friday, July 10, 2020

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.

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 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.

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