Pujols has foot surgery, out 4 1/2 months …

PujolsTwAngels first baseman Albert Pujols recently underwent surgery on his troublesome right toe and may not be ready by Opening Day.

The surgery, to repair a planter plate in Pujols’ right foot, took place last week in Charlotte, N.C., and was performed by Dr. Robert Anderson. In announcing the procedure on Monday, Angels general manager Billy Eppler said Pujols would resume baseball activities in four-and-a-half months.

That would put Pujols back around late March, a timeline that probably has him set up to start the 2016 season on the disabled list.

In a statement, Eppler said the surgery “went very well” and that Pujols will continue rehabbing in the Kansas City area throughout the winter. The 35-year-old is heading into the fifth season of a 10-year, $240 million contract and spent the last 28 games of 2015 at designated hitter due to excruciating pain in that right foot.

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