Albert Pujols (foot) was placed on the disabled list Sunday with a tear in his left foot that could end his season. Manager Mike Scioscia said Pujols will be sidelined for "a significant amount of time", but there are several reports that he could miss the remainder of the season. The minimum recovery time is six weeks and there is no point to bring Pujols back for the final two weeks unless somehow the Angels find some magic and get back into the AL West race. Pujols has a partially torn plantar fascia, an injury that has bothered him most of the season. He aggravated it while running out a single in the ninth inning of Friday's game in Oakland. If his season is over, Pujols will conclude the campaign with a .258 batting average with 17 homers and 64 RBI.
Tim Hudson earned the win on Wednesday night against the Mets, but it was a turned out to be a bigger lose for the Braves. Hudson suffered a gruesome right ankle injury in the eighth inning of the Braves 8-2 win over the Mets. Hudson had his ankle stepped on by Eric Young Jr. while covering first base and had to be carted off the field. Hudson, 38 years-old, was in position with the Braves to make another run at a World Series, but now questions will asked whether Hudson will decide to go through the rehab process or retire. He is in the final year of his contract with the Braves. He has to wait for the swelling on his ankle to go down before undergoing surgery, but the procedure could sideline him for a large portion of the offseason. The good news for the Braves, Brandon Beachy has almost completed the end of his rehab from Tommy John surgery and would seem to be the most likely replacement in the rotation for Hudson.