Manager Mike Scioscia said the star will be sidelined for “a significant amount of time.”
The three-time NL MVP, who signed a $240 million, 10-year contract with the Angels as a free agent in December 2011, has served as the club’s designated hitter most of the season. Pujols was hitting .258 with 17 home runs and 64 RBIs before re-injuring his foot.
MARLINS: Tino Martinez resigned as the Miami Marlins’ hitting coach hours after complaints by players that he verbally abused them became public. In one instance, Martinez acknowledged he angrily grabbed a player.
Martinez was in his first year as a professional coach. He sat in the dugout during Sunday’s 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates, then resigned.
Martinez said he once touched a player in anger, grabbing rookie Derek Dietrich by the jersey in the batting cage early this season.
BRAVES: Brandon Beachy will make his first start in more than a year tonight against Colorado as he completes his comeback from elbow surgery.
The Braves confirmed Sunday that Beachy will come off the disabled list for his first start since right elbow ligament-replacement surgery in June 2012. Manager Fredi Gonzalez says Beachy probably will be limited to about 100 pitches. Beachy moves into Tim Hudson’s rotation spot.
PIRATES: Placed outfielder Travis Snider on the 15-day disabled list with discomfort in his left big toe.
To take Snider’s place, the Pirates have recalled catcher Tony Sanchez from Triple-A Indianapolis. Sanchez was hitting .288 with 26 doubles, 10 home runs, 42 RBI and 35 runs scored.