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Albert Pujols Injury Update: Cardinals Activate Slugger From Disabled List

Albert Pujols’ injury was expected to keep him out of the St. Louis Cardinals lineup for quite awhile. 15 days later, however, and the latest update it quite promising.

Pujols was activated from 15-day disabled list on Tuesday, according to an announcement from the team, after originally suffering a small fracture on his wrist on June 19. The original injury happened when Wilson Betemit of the Kansas City Royals collided with the slugger at first base.

Pujols wasn’t immediately reinserted to the starting lineup for the Cardinals game Tuesday night against the Cincinnati Reds, but there seems to be a chance he would be available to pinch hit since the team made the move to activate him.

Considering the initial diagnosis was that Pujuls would be out of the Cardinals lineup for around six weeks, it’s pretty surprising that he’s been activated so early — not that anyone should be complaining, though.

To make room for Pujols in St. Louis, the Cardinals moved relief pitcher Brian Tallett to the disabled list retroactive to Monday.