Albert Pujols has not been running well at all this season due to a foot issue. Pujols is suffering from plantar fascitis, an inflammation of the tissue that stretches across the bottom of the foot. Pujols was the Angels DH for the fourth straight game on Sunday in an effort to avoid the disabled list. However, Pujols came out and announced that he is "dying" right now and a DL stint could be imminent. This appears to be something that is solvable and manageable. The truth is that there is not much he or the Angels can do about this situation except let Pujols rest. Fantasy owners have to hope that Pujols can get back to first base and keep that first base eligibility for 2014.
Derek Jeter's journey back from his broken ankle took a massive detour on Thursday. Jeter resumed on-field activities last week,but was having what Yankees GM Brian Cashman called“issues" with the ankle. That prompted a visit Thursday to Charlotte and surgeon Dr. Robert Anderson, who did a CT scan that revealed the new fracture. Jeter was diagnosed with a small crack in his surgically repaired left ankle, a setback that will keep him sidelined until after the All-Star break. Its unfortunate news for Jeter and the Yankees. Fantasy owners really need to stay away from the majority of the Yankees lineup these days.