Albert Pujols RUMORS & NEWS

  • Albert Pujols, Yadier Molina trade jerseys in emotional embrace

    Larry Brown Sports "Albert Pujols’ memorable return to Busch Stadium in St. Louis came to a close in a fitting way on Sunday night. Pujols’ Los Angeles Angels played a three-game series with the Cardinals, marking the former three-time league MVP’s first time playing in St. Louis since..." June 24

  • As Albert Pujols shines in St. Louis return, you can't help but wonder: What if he never left?

    USA Today "Albert Pujols listened to the thunderous standing ovation as he rounded the bases Saturday, ran into the dugout and hugged Mike Trout, the cheering getting louder and louder, as the fans who root for the other team in red begged for a curtain call.  Pujols stepped out..." June 23

  • Albert Pujols gets curtain call after homering in St. Louis

    Larry Brown Sports "If Friday night didn’t make clear that all was forgiven between St. Louis Cardinals fans and Albert Pujols, Saturday’s game made it abundantly clear. In his second game in St. Louis since his departure after the 2011 season, Pujols hit a home run for the Los Angeles Angels..." June 23

  • Reds Were Runners-Up For Albert Pujols In 2011-12 Offseason

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels are making a rare interleague visit to St. Louis this weekend, marking Albert Pujols’ first on-field visit back to his former city since he left the Cardinals following the 2011 season.  He could have been a much more frequent visitor to Busch Stadium, however, if he..." June 21

  • Albert Pujols defined an era of Cardinal baseball

    Viva El Birdos "I moved to Missouri when I was 6 years old. I came from Alabama, which was unquestionably Braves country. It was 2000, and Atlanta was in the middle of an incredible run of division success. My dad grew up in the northwest corner of Alabama, and he supported the..." June 20

  • Matt Carpenter Says Albert Pujols Won't Be Booed In STL Return, He's A Hero

    TMZ "In St. Louis and thinking of booing Albert Pujols in his return to Busch Stadium this week?? Don't do it ... so says Cardinals star Matt Carpenter, who tells TMZ Sports Pujols deserves to be treated like a king in his first game back in..." June 17

  • Pujols joins elite company with 200th home run as an Angel and is still chasing Willie Mays on the all-time list

    CBS Sports "Albert Pujols of the Angels on Thursday night against the Rays (LAA-TB GameTracker) hit career home run No. 645. The blast also occasioned an extra layer of significance for the future Hall of Famer:  June 14

  • Fan who kept Pujols' milestone ball changes mind

    ESPN "The fan who caught the ball on Albert Pujols' 2,000th career RBI said Friday that he had changed his mind and would not be keeping the souvenir. Pujols became only the third player in Major League Baseball history to drive in 2,000 or more runs in a career -- joining Alex..." May 11

  • Albert Pujols says he no longer wants his 2,000th RBI baseball

    USA Today "Ely Hydes, the man who retrieved Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols’ historic home run but planned to keep it, changed his mind Friday and now says he would like to return the ball to Pujols or give it to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Well, Pujols has changed his mind, too,..." May 11

  • Tigers fan won't return Albert Pujols' milestone ball: 'I'm not in it for the money'

    Detroit Free Press "The first ball Ely Hydes ever got at a baseball game was a historic one Thursday afternoon. Hydes, a Detroit Tigers fan, had just reached his seat at Comerica Park, when the Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols hit a long home run to left field, becoming..." May 10

  • Fan fails to get Albert Pujols 2,000th RBI ball authenticated

    Larry Brown Sports "The fan who got Albert Pujols’ milestone 2,000th RBI ball on Thursday failed to get it authenticated, according to a report. Pujols hit a solo home run in the top of the third inning of the Los Angeles Angels’ game against the Detroit Tigers to make it 6-0. His homer gave..." May 09

  • Albert Pujols homers to reach 2,000 career RBI

    Hardball Talk "Albert Pujols has just joined one of the most exclusive clubs in all of Major League Baseball: the 2,000 RBI club. He reached number 2,000 this afternoon with a solo homer — the 639th dinger of his career — in the third inning in the Angels’ game against the Tigers in..." May 09

  • Life came fast at Vladdy Jr., but a future Hall of Famer has advice

    ESPN "In 2001, a relatively unknown rookie named Albert Pujols was invited to major league spring training with the St. Louis Cardinals. He was there after spending most of the previous season in the low-A Midwest League. Back then, the Cardinals and the Montreal Expos shared the same spring..." May 05

  • Albert Pujols Doesn't Get Nearly Enough Respect Thanks to His Angels Tenure

    12 Up "Albert Pujols is having one of the greatest baseball careers that no one's talked about in six years. There was once a point where Pujols was considered the best player on the planet. Age got the best of him, as it does to everyone but in the long run, but we should be talking..." April 29

  • Pujols passes Bonds for 3rd on all-time RBI list

    The Score "Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols has officially overtaken Barry Bonds for third place on the all-time RBI list, knocking in the 1,997th run of his illustrious career on a two-run double. He now trails only Alex Rodriguez (2,086) and Hall of Famer Hank Aaron (2,297) in the..." April 28

  • Angels' Pujols collects 1,995th RBI to pass Lou Gehrig

    MLB.com "Albert Pujols continues to zip past Yankee legends as he climbs the all-time RBI list. The Angels' first baseman gave his club an early jolt with a two-run homer off Kansas City's Danny Duffy in the first inning on Friday that got the Angels off and running toward a 5-1..." April 27

  • Pujols jumps Ruth for 5th place with 1,993 RBIs

    ESPN "Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols surpassed Babe Ruth for fifth place in baseball history with his 1,993rd career RBI. Pujols passed the Babe in the ninth inning on Saturday night with a solo homer to center field off Anthony Swarzak, though the Angels lost to the Seattle..." April 21

  • Pujols: Cardinals' handling of talks led to '12 exit

    ESPN "A reflective Albert Pujols says it was the way the Los Angeles Angels showed they cared that led him to join the team seven years ago. Pujols addressed his 2012 decision to sign with the Angels over the St. Louis Cardinals in an interview on "In Depth with Graham Bensinger,"..." April 07

  • Albert Pujols shows why he’s considered Angels’ ‘best baserunner’ at age 39

    Los Angeles Times "At 39 years old, Angels designated hitter Albert Pujols isn’t as agile as he was 10 years ago, when he won consecutive National League most valuable player awards from 2008 to 2009 and hit at least 44 doubles in each of those seasons. But his instincts on the base paths..." April 02

  • Albert Pujols' MLB-sponsored 'Strike Out Slavery' campaign spotlights fight against human trafficking

    CBS Sports ""The fight against modern slavery reaches the Big League," the campaign page reads. On Friday, Strike out Slavery, the anti-human trafficking group founded by baseball legend Albert Pujols and Deidre , his wife, received the U.N. Women for Peace..." March 02

  • 'Wake-up call': Public awareness of human trafficking important for change, Albert Pujols and ex-MLB GM say

    USA Today "Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols stood down the right-field line, wiping away the perspiration from his forehead, staring straight ahead, cringing at the biggest news in the sports world. Robert Kraft, billionaire owner of the New England Patriots, was snared in a sex..." February 24

  • Albert Pujols, Shohei Ohtani eyeing return for Opening Day

    ESPN "Albert Pujols joined Mike Trout for some on-field batting practice in one of the backfields of the Tempe Diablo Stadium complex at around 10:30 a.m. MT on Sunday, by which point Shohei Ohtani had already left the facility altogether. Pujols and Ohtani reside in noticeably different stages of..." February 17