Albert Pujols RUMORS & NEWS

  • Judge sides with Albert Pujols, who was sued by his cousin for defamation

    Hardball Talk "TMZ reports that a judge sided with Angels DH Albert Pujols and threw out a defamation lawsuit filed by Pujols’ cousin Wilfrido against Albert last year. Wilfrido and his older brother were involved in a police chase back in 2007 that ended up killing another man. Wilfrido was cleared of..." September 29

  • Astros use highly unusual shift against Albert Pujols

    Larry Brown Sports "The Houston Astros used an unusual shift to defend against Albert Pujols on Thursday night, and it worked. During Pujols’ at-bat in the bottom of the third, the Astros put three players to the left of second base, moving their shortstop and second baseman to the shallow part of the outfield...." September 15

  • Angels' Albert Pujols returns to Southern California for evaluation of sore knee

    Los Angeles Times "Angels designated hitter Albert Pujols returned to Southern California on Wednesday morning to undergo treatment on his sore left knee. Pujols missed the Angels’ series finale in Oakland but will be ready to play in Seattle on Friday, Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. The Angels are do not..." September 08

  • Albert Pujols ties Jim Thome on all-time home run list with No. 612

    CBS Sports "Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols has been arguably baseball's worst player this season. He entered Wednesday hitting .230/.274/.374 on the season. Yet those struggles haven't stopped him from achieving some milestones. To wit, Pujols homered twice during Wednesday's game against the..." August 31

  • Angels' Albert Pujols becomes all-time home run leader among foreign born players

    CBS Sports "Tuesday night in Anaheim, the Angels routed the Rangers (LAA 10, TEX 1) as they look to remain in the AL Wild Card race. The Halos are 1/2 game back of the Twins for the second Wild Card spot, though five other teams are within 4 1/2 games of that spot as well. It's a very tight race. Should be..." August 23

  • For Albert Pujols, 700 - or more - home runs would bring spotlight 600 didn't

    USA Today "Let's face it: Albert Pujols’ 600th home run didn’t captivate the sports world like it should have. Much of the country was asleep when he became only the ninth player in history to achieve the feat, and the first to hit a grand slam as his 600th homer, while the rest of America..." June 04

  • Pujols' wife texted hubby hitting advice before historic slam

    MLB.com "Albert Pujols' march to 600 is complete, and he got there in unprecedented, grand fashion. The 37-year-old Angels slugger crushed the milestone home run -- a two-out grand slam into left field -- off Twins right-hander Ervin Santana in the bottom of the fourth inning on Saturday in the Angels'..." June 04

  • Albert Pujols hits No. 600, remains worst DH in the league

    Larry Brown Sports "Albert Pujols hit a home run on Saturday. It was a grand slam. It was the 600th of his career. Lots of people are celebrating it. Here you can see proof that Albert Pujols can still hit balls far But let me just remind you that beyond the pretty numbers — the 42 RBIs and 600th home run —..." June 04

  • Tony La Russa says Cardinals ’embarrassed’ Albert Pujols

    Sportsnaut "The 2011 World Series marked the final games in a St. Louis Cardinals uniform for both manager Tony La Russa and first baseman Albert Pujols (though La Russa would return for the 2012 All-Star Game). La Russa retired and Pujols signed a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Los Angeles..." June 02

  • Albert Pujols chases 600th homer amid empty seats, questions

    ESPN "Angel Stadium was 10,000 spectators short of a capacity crowd despite the potential historical significance of Wednesday night's game against the Atlanta Braves. It provided concrete proof for the notion that Albert Pujols' methodical pursuit of 600 home runs has generated relatively scant..." June 02

  • Angels' Albert Pujols is two home runs away from 600 club

    Los Angeles Times "While the Angels took their first wobbly steps into an immediate future without star center fielder Mike Trout, slugger Albert Pujols moved another step closer to history Monday night. Pujols drove the 598th home run of his career to left-center field in the fourth inning of the Angels’ 6-3..." May 30

  • MRI on Albert Pujols’ hamstring comes back clean

    Orange County Register "Another week, another hamstring. A week after the Angels waited on Mike Trout’s tight hamstring, they are now without Albert Pujols because he tweaked his right hamstring. Pujols underwent an MRI exam on Friday morning, which he said came back clean. Pujols, who felt it when he was trying to..." May 20

  • Albert Pujols mocks Rangers pitcher after beef

    Larry Brown Sports "Albert Pujols mocked Texas Rangers pitcher Chi Chi Gonzalez after Saturday’s 6-3 loss in Arlington. During the top of the 4th inning, Pujols was facing Yu Darvish with an 0-1 count when the Rangers pitcher buzzed him with a pitch up and in. Pujols ducked out of the way but had words with some..." April 30

  • Albert Pujols becomes all-time RBI leader among players born outside U.S.

    MLB.com "Albert Pujols hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the eighth inning to lift the Angels to a 6-3 victory over the Rangers at Globe Life Park on Friday night. The Angels have now won five straight, while the Rangers have lost three of four. The home run, coming off Rangers reliever Jeremy Jeffress..." April 29