BOSTON — An MRI test on Albert Pujols' right calf and knee showed no structural damage, and the Angels first baseman, who was pulled from Wednesday night’s game against the Boston Red Sox in the fourth inning, is listed as day to day.
Pujols is not in the lineup for Thursday night’s series finale at Fenway Park. He was diagnosed with right calf inflammation, but there was some concern that he jammed his knee a bit on a fourth-inning slide into second base on a double.
Pujols, who ranks second on the team with 28 home runs and leads the team with 86 runs batted in, pulled up on his way to third on Kendrys Morales’ groundout and hobbled into home on Mark Trumbo’s single to center field.
“I feel way better today,” said Pujols, who had missed only three games before Thursday. “I’m walking better, and I have some strength. Hopefully, it’s nothing too bad. I hope it’s just day to day.”