Angels’ Albert Pujols day to day after calf injury

Los Angeles Angels star Albert Pujols is listed as day to day after undergoing an MRI on his sore right calf, Thursday.

The MRI revealed no structural damage, and he was diagnosed with right calf inflammation.

The three-time MVP first baseman left in the fourth inning of Wednesday night’s game against the Boston Red Sox after feeling tightness in his right calf. He doubled in the fourth and scored on a single by Mark Trumbo, but was holding his calf and was not moving well. Pujols is unsure how he hurt himself.

“I feel way better today,” Pujols said Thursday. “I’m walking better, and I have some strength. Hopefully, it’s nothing too bad. I hope it’s just day to day.”

He is not in the lineup for Thursday night’s series finale against Boston.

If Pujols is out for an extended period of time, it will surely hurt the Angels’ playoff hopes. They are currently 3.5 games behind in the wild card race.

After signing a 10-year, $254-million deal this off-season, Pujols is hitting .283 with 28 home runs and 86 RBIs in 121 games.

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