Angels star first baseman Albert Pujols will miss the next 4-6 months after having foot surgery according to the team.
Albert Pujols underwent a surgical procedure on his foot last week. He is expected to resume full baseball activities in 4 1/2 months.
— Angels (@Angels) November 9, 2015
General manager Billy Eppler, speaking from the GM meetings, said that the timetable for Pujols’ rehab is about four and a half months, which will carry into spring training according to the OC Register.
“He just needed to have some time from the end of the season to get it tested and see how it responds and when he did, he still had some discomfort in there,” Eppler said.
Eppler said this news does not change the Angels plans for the offseason in terms of planning on Pujols spending more time at DH again next season. Eppler said the Angels “have a very high comfort” in C.J. Cron’s ability to play first base if Pujols needs to DH.
This is the second time in three years that Pujols has had offseason surgery.
Pujols, 35, hit .244/.307/.480 (118 OPS+) with 40 home runs and 95 RBI in 2015