Zack Cozart

Angels slugger Albert Pujols is slowed by plantar fasciitis ... again

Angels slugger Albert Pujols is slowed by plantar fasciitis ... again

A combined 51 homers and 187 runs batted in were on the Angels bench for Wednesday’s 3-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds. Neither Mike Trout nor Albert Pujols were in the lineup as Angels right-hander Ricky Nolasco, taking full advantage of the shadows of a late afternoon start, pitched a four-hit shutout.

Whereas Trout’s day of rest was more maintenance, a day the star center fielder could combine with Thursday’s off day to “refresh,” as Manager Mike Scioscia said, Pujols is dealing with a more serious issue: plantar fasciitis in his right foot.

Pujols, 36, played the first four...

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