Albert Pujols undergoes arthroscopic knee surgery for Angels

Thursday October 18th, 2012

Albert Pujols reportedly had knee surgery in October. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Angeles first baseman Albert Pujols reportedly underwent arthroscopic surgery in October to "clean up" his knee, according to a report Thursday morning from Joe Strauss of The St. Louis Post Dispatch:

The arthroscopic procedure on the former Cardinals star was described as "a clean-up" that involves minimal rehabilitation and should not impact his participation in spring training.

In fact, the surgery was reportedly so minor that Pujols, 32, has already returned to conditioning and is not expected to miss any time with the team. A three-time MVP with the St Louis Cardinals, Pujols finished his first season with the Angels batting .285 with 30 homers and 105 RBIs.

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