Albert Pujols left during the sixth inning of last night’s 6-3 win over the Oakland A’s with a leg injury. Turns out it was a tight left hamstring.
Mike Scioscia says it’s not serious, but that Pujols will likely miss at least a couple of games. Figure that C.J. Cron will start at first base and that some more playing time will fall to Collin Cowgill and Grant Green.
Just nagging stuff that happens when you get older. In other news, Pujols, who is already 35, will make $24 million this year and an additional one million a year on top of that every year between now and 2021.