Albert Pujols will make his spring debut on Tuesday, according to the Orange County Register’s Jeff Fletcher. Pujols underwent knee surgery during the offseason and wasn’t expected to appear in a game until at least next week. But the 33-year-old slugger was listed in the lineup as the Angels’ designated hitter for Tuesday’s game against the Reds.
Pujols tore his meniscus in his right knee after slipping on wet grass during wind sprints and underwent arthroscopic knee surgery in October. Last season, he hit .285/.343/.516 with 30 homers and 105 RBIs with the Angels.