Albert Pujols may be built like a tree, but even mighty Oaks get felled once in a while.
On Wednesday, the three-time former MVP underwent arthroscopic debridement surgery on his left knee, which will likely keep him out of the Los Angeles Angels line-up for the remainder of the 2018 season, according to a team announcement.
The big man is under contract for three more seasons at $28-29-30 million, however, there are whispers his declining production — while still fairly formidable — may be a point of contention going forward.
He was hitting just .245, with 19 homers and 64 RBI in 117 games before his knee gave out.
While there is no one pushing him out at first base in La-La Land, Pujols days may be numbered, more so since a move to DH is thwarted by the presence of Shohei Ohtani.
The Angels are currently playing out the string, as they sit 18 games back of first place Houston in the AL West and 15.5 games shy of a wild card spot with 29 games left to go.