Albert Pujols RUMORS & NEWS

  • Pujols climbs leaderboard with home run No. 570

    The Score "Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols moved into sole possession of 12th place on baseball's home run list Friday with a line drive blast to left-center field off Houston Astros right-hander Mike Fiers. The third-inning solo shot - Pujols' 10th of the season and 570th of his career - broke a..." May 28

  • Albert Pujols explains why he still roots for the St. Louis Cardinals

    Fox Sports "Albert Pujols will always be remembered for the first 11 years of his career, during which he built the foundation of a first-ballot Hall of Fame career with the St. Louis Cardinals, regardless of whatever he does with the Los Angeles Angels. In St. Louis, Pujols hit 445 homers and posted a..." May 11

  • Albert Pujols passes Reggie Jackson for 13th on all-time home run list

    Sporting News "Angels slugger Albert Pujols hit the 564th home run of his career Monday against the Royals, passing Reggie Jackson for 13th all time. Then he blasted No. 565 for good measure. Pujols' first homer of the night came in the third inning off right-hander Ian Kennedy, blasting a 91 mph fastball..." April 26

  • Albert Pujols ties Reggie Jackson with 563rd career home run

    Hardball Talk "Angels DH Albert Pujols tied Reggie Jackson for 13th on baseball’s all-time home run leaderboard with his 563rd career home run on Sunday against the Mariners. With Mike Trout on first base, Pujols drilled a 1-2 Wade Miley fastball out to left-center for a no-doubt two-run homer." April 24

  • Pujols mired in career-worst slump

    Los Angeles Times "Albert Pujols was hitless in 23 at-bats entering Saturday night, the second-longest drought of his career behind an 0-for-25 slump Sept. 12-19, 2015. He had a team-low .138 average yet somehow led the Angels with 10 runs batted in, which says a lot about the state of the offense these..." April 24

  • Angels fans are right to worry about Albert Pujols

    The Comeback "Albert Pujols is off to a pretty poor start (.148/.179/.148 in seven games as of this writing) and people are obviously worried about him. To be fair, he hasn’t been awful since signing with the Angels in 2012. But he’s definitely not been anywhere near as good as he was with the Cardinals. He hit..." April 12

  • Pujols' daughter earns gold at Special Olympics swim meet

    The Score "Albert isn't the only athlete in the Pujols family. His eldest daughter, Bella, is a pretty darn good swimmer, it turns out, and the Los Angeles Angels star couldn't help but boast about her prowess in the water after she won two gold medals Saturday at her first Special Olympics swim meet." April 10

  • La Russa: Goldschmidt is exactly Pujols

    New York Post "Reliever Sam LeCure turned the sound system volume to maximum, transforming 7:30 a.m. in the Diamondbacks clubhouse from lazy to Jay-Z. “H to the Izzo” ricocheted through what had been a church-quiet room with all the subtlety of an earthquake, followed by a fully pumped Vanilla..." March 25

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    Jeff Fletcher @JeffFletcherOCR

    Angels Albert Pujols scheduled to play first game on Sunday, at DH. Andrelton Simmons, DH today and SS tomorrow.

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    Alden Gonzalez @Alden_Gonzalez

    By the way, it's quickly become clear that Albert Pujols will be ready by Opening Day, barring a setback. Pretty much unrestricted already.

  • Albert Pujols is crowned Worst Contract In Baseball by ESPN

    Halos Heaven "Baseball writer Dan Szymborkski just published an article for ESPN Insider that names the MLB's Top 25 biggest albatrosses aka Worst Contract Ever Award. Now, you've probably already seen the headline of the article you're currently reading, and you're also probably a big Angels fan, so the fact..." February 23

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    Jeff Fletcher @JeffFletcherOCR

    Angels Albert Pujols said his goal is to be ready for opening day. Not sure about 1B. Seems more open to DHing now.

  • Albert Pujols has a poster of Mike Trout in his bathroom

    Larry Brown Sports "We knew that Albert Pujols and Mike Trout were close buddies in addition to being teammates on the Los Angeles Angels, but we didn’t realize they were this close. Pujols is selling his Irvine, Calif. mansion for $7.75 million, and the listing was publicized in an article on OCRegister.com..." February 20

  • Angels' Albert Pujols not expected to be ready for Opening Day

    CBS Sports "Angels not expecting Albert Pujols to be ready for Opening Day By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer February 18, 2016 9:38 pm ET Angels first baseman Albert Pujols is recovering from offseason surgery on his right foot, and by the sounds of it, the team doesn't expect him to be in game shape by..." February 19

  • Albert Pujols progressing after foot surgery, but what about Opening Day?

    Fox Sports "Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols has been cleared to start hitting baseballs off a tee, according to a team official, an early milestone in his rehabilitation from November surgery on the plantar plate of his right foot. Initially, the Angels said Pujols was expected to resume..." January 27

  • Albert Pujols cleared to remove walking boot

    MLB Daily Dish "Back in early November, Albert Pujols underwent surgery to repair a plantar plate on the big toe of his right foot. On Monday, Pujols was informed that he can now remove his walking boot according to a report from Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com. Gonzalez goes on to quote Angels general manager Billy..." January 05

  • Angels' Albert Pujols out nearly five months after right foot surgery

    CBS Sports "Angels slugger Albert Pujols will be sidelined 4 1/2 months after undergoing surgery on his right foot last week, the team announced Monday. MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez has some more details: The 4 1/2 month timetable means Pujols will not be ready for the start of spring training. It puts him..." November 10

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    Alden Gonzalez @Alden_Gonzalez

    Albert Pujols will have an MRI on his right foot tomorrow morning, but the results won't change anything. "I'm still gonna keep playing."

  • Pujols likely to DH for remainder of season

    MLB.com "- Albert Pujols has been nursing discomfort in his right foot for the last eight days, the Angels' first baseman revealed prior to Saturday's game against the Rangers. The pain has steadily intensified, and Pujols' concern heightened on Saturday morning, when compensating for it the night before..." September 06

  • Pujols' return visit to St. Louis will have to wait

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The reunion with three-time MVP Albert Pujols that the Cardinals eagerly awaited and would have welcomed will have to happen in October or it may not happen until 2019, at the earliest. The team has received a nearly finalized version of the 2016 regular season schedule, and according to officials..." August 17

  • Mike Trout-Albert Pujols stokes comparisons to Mickey Mantle-Roger Maris

    USA Today "Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols looks to the guy on his right and sees his past. Angels center fielder Mike Trout looks to the guy on his left and sees his future. Trout, perhaps the greatest player in the game today, is producing numbers we haven't seen since, well,..." August 06

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    ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

    Albert Pujols: only player in MLB history to have 13 30-HR seasons within first 15 seasons of his career

  • Albert Pujols makes more history as L.A. Angels sweep Red Sox in doubleheader, series

    L.A. Daily News "The great Ernie Banks once said, “It’s a great day for a ballgame. Let’s play two.” Certainly, Monday was much nicer than Sunday, when the Angels and Boston Red Sox were rained out. The Angels had not been rained out at home since 1995, so it was rare. As are doubleheaders these days. When..." July 21

  • 2015 Home Run Derby participants announced

    CBS Sports "As is the case annually, the Monday before the All-Star Game -- known simply as All-Star Monday -- will feature the main event that is the Home Run Derby. The contestants for the event were revealed Wednesday night and here they are: Kris Bryant, Cubs Josh Donaldson, Blue Jays Prince Fielder,..." July 08

  • Angels' Pujols to participate in Home Run Derby

    The Score "Roughly 24 hours before he takes the field for the American League at the 2015 All-Star Game, Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols will put his magical swing on display at Great American Ball Park for the annual Home Run Derby. Pujols, who will appear in his 10th career All-Star Game..." July 08

  • Albert Pujols ties Mickey Mantle, passes George Brett on momentous night

    Sporting News "Two hits, two milestones for Albert Pujols on Tuesday. The Angels first baseman tied Mickey Mantle on the all-time home run list with No. 536, a fifth-inning shot against the Rays' Nathan Karns. Albert and The Mick are now together in 16th place. Next up: Mike Schmidt, who hit 548 home runs." June 10

  • Albert Pujols passes Jimmie Foxx for 17th on all-time HR list

    Sporting News "Albert Pujols passed Jimmie Foxx for 17th all-time on the home run list with a first inning blast off of C.C. Sabathia. It's his 535th career home run, and he's now only one behind Mickey Mantle for 16th all-time." June 08

  • Angels' Pujols ties Jimmie Foxx for 17th all-time with 534th home run

    The Score "Albert Pujols continues to pad his resume in preparation for Cooperstown. The Los Angeles Angels first baseman tied Hall of Famer Jimmie Foxx for 17th in all-time home runs with his 534th Tuesday. Pujols has been on an absolute tear, as his 429-foot solo shot off Tampa Bay Rays starter Chris..." June 03

  • Angels' Albert Pujols leaves game after being hit in hand

    Orange County Register " Albert Pujols left the Angels game in the fifth inning Wednesday night after being hit in the left hand by a pitch an inning earlier. He was diagnosed with a contusion. There was no immediate word on the severity of the injury." May 21

  • Albert Pujols' hamstring injury does not appear to be serious

    Los Angeles Times "Angels slugger Albert Pujols will miss at least a few games because of a tight left hamstring, an injury he suffered in the sixth inning of Wednesday night’s 6-3 victory over the Oakland Athletics, but Manager Mike Scioscia is “not anticipating” that Pujols will go on the disabled..." April 30

  • Angels slugger Albert Pujols exits with hamstring tightness

    Sporting News "Angels first baseman Albert Pujols exited Wednesday's game against the Athletics with left hamstring tightness, the team announced. Pujols, 35, singled in the sixth inning off Dan Otero, but pulled up short of the base and walked the rest of the way before grabbing his hamstring as he arrived." April 30

  • Pujols moves into tie for 18th all-time with 521 home runs

    The Score "Albert Pujols' two-run home run Wednesday further cemented the Los Angeles Angels slugger as one of the best power hitters in Major League Baseball history. The nine-time All-Star deposited an 87-mph offering form Seattle Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma into the upper deck of Safeco..." April 09

  • Albert Pujols hints at when he could retire

    Orange County Register "For the first time in three years, Albert Pujols showed up to spring training without any medical issues to discuss. And he talked about retiring anyway. Don't be shocked. Pujols was talking about a hypothetical that requires a lot of work from a 9-year-old girl and a change in Olympic..." February 23

  • Albert Pujols leaves game with hamstring cramp

    Hardball Talk "According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, Albert Pujols was forced to exit tonight’s game against the Mariners in the fourth inning with a left hamstring cramp. Pujols clutched at the back of his leg while running to second base on a bases-clearing double off Hisashi Iwakuma in the..." September 16

  • Albert Pujols is injured and struggling again with seven seasons and $189 million left on his contract

    Hardball Talk "Early on this season Albert Pujols was healthy and looked pretty close to his old, MVP-winning self, playing every day for the Angels and hitting .302 with 10 homers and a .965 OPS through 32 games. Unfortunately his production has slipped and now he’s hurt again, sitting out Saturday and..." June 23

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    Alden Gonzalez @Alden_Gonzalez

    Efren Navarro is up, and he's playing first base tonight. Albert Pujols is out of the lineup. #Angels

  • Albert Pujols makes history with 500th career home run

    SI "Albert Pujols is now a member of one of baseball’s most exclusive clubs. With a pair of homers against Washington, Pujols is now the 26th player in baseball history to hit 500 career homers. Pujols becomes the first player since Gary Sheffield in 2009 to reach 500 career homers, and joins Alex..." April 23

  • Albert Pujols motivated to quiet critics in 2014

    USA Today "The question was asked of Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols early in spring training, but it still gnaws at him on this quiet morning. Are you motivated to put up the same numbers as Mike Trout? Pujols stares ahead in disbelief. "Can you imagine someone saying that to me?"..." March 06

  • Angels' Albert Pujols prepared to 'shut a lot of mouths' this season

    USA Today "As a three-time MVP, a .321 career hitter with 492 home runs and a certain Hall of Famer when he retires, Albert Pujols has no need to listen to critics, especially those ripping on his huge contract. Oh, but how he would love to silence them. Pujols, who is trying to bounce back from the..." February 22

  • Hamilton, Pujols share a road to redemption

    MLB.com "Josh Hamilton shut it down for a month, and Albert Pujols swung a bat earlier than ever. Hamilton added 28 pounds to provide more power, and Pujols shed seven and expects to be quicker. Hamilton takes solace in talking about his current challenge, and Pujols scoffs at the notion there even is..." February 21

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    Alden Gonzalez @Alden_Gonzalez

    Albert Pujols looking as trim as he normally does in Spring Training. No restrictions to start camp. #Angels

  • Trout to stay connected to Pujols in batting order

    MLB.com "Angels manager Mike Scioscia reiterated Thursday that he prefers to keep Mike Trout and Albert Pujols connected in the lineup, which means the 2-3-4 spots figure to be Trout-Pujols-Josh Hamilton, respectively, and that a new leadoff man will have to emerge. Kole Calhoun still looks like the..." February 13

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    Mike DiGiovanna @MikeDiGiovanna

    Pujols on Jeter: "On and off field, he's the way you want your kids to grow up, Only Jesus is perfect, but he's pretty close to that guy."

  • Pujols, Clark reach resolution on defamation lawsuit

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "A lawsuit that could have pitted one former Cardinals slugger against another over allegations of performance-enhancing drug use has been resolved as Jack Clark issued a public retraction for his comments made about three-time MVP Albert Pujols. Pujols will drop the lawsuit he filed against..." February 11

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    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

    Also on Hot Stove, Pujols has had “normal” offseason, hitting since Oct. Why that is so vital for #Angels

  • Pujols says left foot is '99.9 percent healthy'

    MLB.com "Angels first baseman Albert Pujols is spending the early portion of the offseason in his native Dominican Republic, taking part in the annual mission trip via his foundation and training at Estadio Quisqueya in Santo Domingo. Speaking to on-site reporters via ESPNDeportes Radio earlier this..." November 16

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    Dylan Hernandez @dylanohernandez

    Jerry Dipoto: Albert Pujols progressing well, scheduled to take live BP tomorrow.

  • 'In good shape,' Pujols starts swinging bat

    MLB.com "If there was ever any doubt that Albert Pujols would have a normal offseason, there's this: He's already begun to swing the bat. Pujols, who will leave for his annual medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic later this week, spent the last two months of the regular season rehabbing from a..." November 05

  • Jack Clark's lawyer says Pujols uses false name, should take polygraph test

    Los Angeles Times "It didn’t take long for legal proceedings between Albert Pujols and Jack Clark to get ugly as an attorney representing Clark accused Pujols of using a false name and challenged the Angels slugger to tale a polygraph test to determine if Pujols is telling the truth when he claims he never used..." October 16

  • Jack Clark challenges Albert Pujols to take lie-detector test

    Sporting News "Former major league star Jack Clark says he will take a lie-detector test about his allegations that Albert Pujols took performance-enhancing drugs — if Pujols will do the same. Clark a four-time All-Star who played in the majors from 1975 to 1992 made the offer in a letter sent from his..." October 15

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