Angels first baseman Albert Pujols had minor surgery in St. Louis last week in order to clean up his right knee, general manager Jerry Dipoto confirmed Wednesday. The news was first reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Dipoto said the Angels "don't anticipate any down time" because of the arthroscopic procedure. Pujols can have a somewhat normal offseason and it will not jeopardize him for the start of Spring Training.

Pujols' knee pain seemingly stems from an Aug. 22 game at Fenway Park, when the 32-year-old slugger was diagnosed with a right calf injury, prompting him to miss the next four games and start the following 16 as the designated hitter.