Angels slugger Albert Pujols returned to Los Angeles from Oakland on Saturday morning for further testing on his ailing left foot.
“This is sorer than anything he’s dealt with,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. “We’ll just see what happens.”
Scioscia would not address if Pujols could miss the rest of the season, or at the least, go on the disabled list.
“He’s sore,” Scioscia said. “We’ll see what’s going on.”
Pujols has been dealing with plantar fasciitis all season. He re-injured his foot running to first base after singling in the ninth inning on Friday night.
Pujols has served as the Angels’ designated hitter for most of the year. He is hitting .258 with 17 home runs and 64 RBI.
Texas pitcher beaten in Cleveland
The Texas Rangers say pitcher Tanner Scheppers sustained facial bruises after being attacked while walking in downtown Cleveland this week.
The Rangers say Scheppers suffered a bruised eye and contusion Thursday night. He was unavailable to pitch in Friday night’s 11-8 loss to the Indians in 11 innings.
The Rangers say the incident occurred a few blocks from the team’s hotel. The club arrived in Cleveland after playing an afternoon game on Thursday in Texas, and Scheppers was getting dinner when the attack occurred.
Scheppers was expected to be available for Saturday night’s game.
Around the leagues
St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday was activated from the 15-day disabled list. Holliday had been out since July 12 with a strained right hamstring. The Cardinals optioned outfielder-first baseman Brock Peterson to Triple-A Memphis. … The Seattle Mariners recalled right-handed pitcher Brandon Maurer from Triple-A Tacoma and optioned right-hander Hector Noesi to Tacoma. … The Houston Astros optioned rookie right-hander Paul Clemens to Triple-A Oklahoma City and recalled left-hander Brett Oberholtzer from Triple-A. … The Colorado Rockies recalled right-hander Collin McHugh from Triple-A Colorado Springs and optioned righty Mitchell Boggs to Triple-A. McHugh was 0-1 with a 10.29 ERA in one start with the Mets this season. Boggs began the season with St. Louis before being traded to the Rockies on July 9. He was recalled from Double-A July 20 and appeared in two games.