The Los Angeles Angels placed first baseman Albert Pujols on the 10-day disabled list with left knee inflammation, the team announced Friday.
Pujols, 38, played all nine innings of Thursday night’s win over the Seattle Mariners, hitting two homers to tie Ken Griffey Jr. for sixth all-time with 630 in his career.
In his 18th season, Pujols is hitting .251 with 16 home runs and 52 RBIs through 86 games.
The Angels play three games against the Los Angeles Dodgers this weekend before the All-Star break. They’ll begin the second half of their schedule next Friday against the Houston Astros.
In corresponding moves, the Angels recalled infielder Jose Fernandez and outfielder Jabari Blash from Triple-A Salt Lake, after optioning outfielder Michael Hermosillo to Salt Lake after Thursday night’s game.
Fernandez, 30, made his MLB debut earlier this season, batting .273 with three RBIs in 10 games in June.
–Field Level Media