Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols had minor knee surgery last week but should be ready for spring training next year.
The arthroscopic procedure, which was performed in St. Louis, involved cleanup on the knee, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The newspaper's sources said Pujols already is doing conditioning work.
Pujols injured the knee in late August but continued to play. However, he was mostly a DH in September.
His first season with the Angels ended with a .285 batting average, 30 homers and 105 RBI.