News: Pujols (hand) expects to be able to play Friday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.
Impact: Pujols is being held out of Thursday's lineup after suffering a left hand contusion in Wednesday's contest, but could be available as a pinch-hitter per the report. Even if he's not ready to go by Friday, it doesn't sound as though the issue is anything major, so Pujols likely won't miss too much time.
News: Pujols (hand) is out of the lineup Thursday against the Blue Jays.
Impact: Pujols suffered a left hand contusion in Wednesday's game, causing him to exit early. He'll take a day off Wednesday, but a contusion shouldn't lead to an extended absence. Marc Krauss will start at first base in his place, bating second for the Angels.
News: Perez is not in the lineup Thursday against the Blue Jays.
Impact: Perez will now take a seat for the third time in four games and the fourth time in the past six contests, as Chris Iannetta will draw another start behind the plate. The 24-year-old initially saw the bulk of the playing time after receiving the call-up in the beginning of May, but it appears his starts won't be as frequent for the time being, even if he remains the primary option.