Albert Pujols has consistently said that he intended to return to the Angels lineup at some point before the end of the season. On Monday, the Angels quickly put an end to any such comeback by announcing that Pujols has been shut down for the rest of the season. Pujols was placed on the disabled list at the end of July with a partially torn plantar fascia in his left foot. He was able to get rid of his walking boot in the past few days, but the Angels rather Pujols focus on 2014 rather than play a few meaningless games down the stretch this year. Pujols batted just .258 with 17 home runs and 64 RBI in 99 games this season. And guess what Angel fans - he is 33 years old with eight more years left on this back loaded contract.
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