Albert Pujols RUMORS & NEWS

  • Albert Pujols Continues Rewriting History Books

    Bleacher Report "The legendary career of Albert Pujols reached another milestone on Sunday.  Read More- Wander Franco and the 10..." May 31

  • Mike Tauchman makes incredible catch to rob Albert Pujols of game-winning home run

    Larry Brown Sports "Mike Tauchman robbed Albert Pujols of what would have been a game-winning home run on Friday night with an absolutely spectacular catch. Buster Posey clubbed a 3-run home run in the top of the eighth to break a 2-2 tie and put the San Francisco Giants up 5-2 late in the game. But..." May 29

  • Albert Pujols hooks up Dodgers fan with his bat during game

    Larry Brown Sports "Albert Pujols had a cool gift for a fan on Saturday. Pujols hit an RBI single for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the top of the eighth inning of their game against the San Francisco Giants. He was immediately subbed out for a pinch runner. Then when he got to the dugout, he gave a Dodgers..." May 23

  • Dodgers to start Albert Pujols at first again vs. Diamondbacks

    Sportsnaut "With the Albert Pujols era off to a positive start, the Los Angeles Dodgers will try to find out just what they are capable of getting out of their veteran run producer. After starting at first base and delivering an RBI single in his debut with the Dodgers on Monday, manager Dave..." May 18

  • Albert Pujols: I never told Angels I wanted to play every day

    The Score "One of the reasons cited for the end of Albert Pujols' decade-long relationship with the Los Angeles Angels was his desire for more playing time. However, the veteran first baseman disputed that notion after officially signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers on..." May 17

  • What works for Albert Pujols in Los Angeles that didn’t in Anaheim?

    The Athletic "The Angels’ surprise divorce from their expensive and largely ineffective marriage with Albert Pujols was presented, at least on their end, as amicable. That they still believed in Pujols after years spent navigating rosters around him. That they believed he was..." May 16

  • Dodgers' Updated Lineup After Reported Albert Pujols Contract

    Bleacher Report "Albert Pujols will reportedly continue his Major League Baseball career on the West Coast after agreeing to a deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers.  Per Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times on Saturday, Pujols will sign a major league deal with the Dodgers for..." May 15

  • 3-4 Teams Interested in Veteran Albert Pujols After Angels Release

    Bleacher Report "If Albert Pujols wants to continue his playing career, there are reportedly multiple teams interested in signing the 10-time All-Star. Per Robert Murray of FanSided, three to four clubs are in the mix for Pujols after he was designated for assignment by the Los Angeles..." May 14

  • Albert Pujols Clears Waivers, Becomes Free Agent

    Los Angeles Times "Albert Pujols has cleared waivers and is now a free agent for the second time in his career, officially bringing his tenure with the Angels to an end. Pujols, 41, was designated for assignment May 6, a procedural move that served as the first step toward his..." May 13

  • Angels' Joe Maddon Explains Albert Pujols Release, Says 'Divorce Is Difficult'

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Angels manager Joe Maddon has addressed the team's decision to release Albert Pujols last week.  Appearing on The Starkville podcast with Jayson Stark and Doug Glanville, Maddon described the situation in terms of ending a..." May 11

  • Dominican Republic Eyeing Albert Pujols for Olympic Qualifier

    Bleacher Report "While Albert Pujols continues to look for a new Major League Baseball team, the three-time National League MVP is reportedly generating interest from his native country for the Olympics.  Per MLB Network's Jon Morosi, the Dominican Republic has shown interest..." May 11

  • Angels' Mike Trout 'broke down' at news of Albert Pujols' release

    MSN.com "Wednesday night was like any other for Mike Trout. Then suddenly, it wasn’t. Shortly after the Angels’ loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, Trout was approached in the clubhouse by reliever Steve Cishek. “Do you know if anything..." May 08

  • Nolan Arenado ends media session with cool Albert Pujols tribute

    Larry Brown Sports "The fact that Albert Pujols’ MLB future is unclear is actually somewhat emotional for a lot of current players who grew up watching him in his glory days with the St. Louis Cardinals. One of them, Nolan Arenado, is wearing the Cardinals’ uniform now, and hasn’t forgotten what..." May 07

  • Albert Pujols' Angels Tenure Ends with Both Sides Wondering What Could've Been

    Bleacher Report "Albert Pujols will be remembered for much more than his .198 batting average, but .198 will play an important role in his story when his career comes to a close.  That number is what Pujols was hitting when the Los Angeles Angeles designated him for assignment on Thursday...." May 07

  • Angels manager Joe Maddon hopes Albert Pujols gets opportunity to play somewhere else

    Yardbarker "Albert Pujols wants to continue playing.  The 41-year-old slugger was released by the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday, ending a decade-long stint with the club. He was dissatisfied with his irregular playing time and asked for his release. Pujols is determined to play..." May 07

  • David Ortiz Calls Albert Pujols Release 'Devastating,' He Deserves Better!

    TMZ "Hall of Famer David Ortiz thinks Albert Pujols was done dirty by the Angels ... saying the legendary slugger should have been able to walk away from baseball on his own terms -- and calling his release "devastating." The 3-time MVP was given his..." May 07

  • Angels’ split with Albert Pujols was awkward, uncomfortable and necessary

    The Athletic "When the Yankees released Álex Rodríguez in August 2016, they worked closely with him on his farewell, announcing the news on a Sunday, saying he would play his final game five days later and adding he would remain with the club as a special adviser and..." May 07

  • 5 teams who might take chance on Albert Pujols

    CBS Sports "On Thursday, the Los Angeles Angels designated future Hall of Famer Albert Pujols for assignment. He is in the final season of his 10-year, $240 million contract, and club decided they can better use his roster spot on another player. The Angels are currently in last place in the AL West..." May 07

  • Yadier Molina seems to want Albert Pujols back on Cardinals

    KSDK "The talk of the town in St. Louis on Thursday wasn't about the team's loss in their series finale with the Mets. It was about their former slugger and eventual Hall of Famer Albert Pujols' future. The Angels designated Pujols for assignment on Thursday in the final year of..." May 07

  • White Sox shut down idea of reuniting Albert Pujols, Tony La Russa

    Clutch Points "Albert Pujols was released by the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday. He is unlikely to reunite with Tony La Russa and the Chicago White Sox. Mark Feinsand of MLB.com speculated the White Sox could make for an interesting fit because of the relationship between Pujols and La..." May 06

  • Pedro Martinez accuses Angels of ‘shameful’ treatment of Albert Pujols

    Larry Brown Sports "Pedro Martinez seems to believe Albert Pujols got a raw deal from the Los Angeles Angels. The Hall of Fame pitcher sent a tweet Thursday afternoon praising Pujols, who was designated for assignment by the Angels earlier in the day. Martinez also sharply criticized the Angels..." May 06

  • Los Angeles Angels to release Albert Pujols

    CBS Sports "Albert Pujols' time with the Los Angeles Angels is coming to an end. The club will release Pujols on Thursday, reports MLB.com's Mark Feinsand. He is in the final season of his 10-year, $240 million contract. The team has not yet confirmed the news. " May 06

  • Tony La Russa used odd strategy against Albert Pujols for good reason

    Larry Brown Sports "Tony La Russa made what seemed to be a very curious decision late in Friday night’s Chicago White Sox-Anaheim Angels game, but the move makes a lot more sense than on the surface. La Russa’s White Sox were leading the Angels 7-6 in the bottom of the eighth inning. Mike..." April 03

  • Albert Pujols, entering his 21st MLB season, reflects on what could be his final year

    USA Today "It was 20 years ago when Albert Pujols strolled into the St. Louis Cardinals’ spring-training complex for the first time, sharing a locker in a cramped clubhouse, and in awe while surrounded by major-league stars. He was just a 21-year-old kid, and with only one season in the..." March 03

  • Albert Pujols: Yadier Molina is surefire HOFer and the 'greatest catcher of his time'

    The Score "Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols believes Yadier Molina belongs in the Hall of Fame, no matter what critics say. "That's a joke. You kidding me? He's the greatest catcher of his time. It's not even close," the Angels first baseman..." March 03

  • Was Albert Pujols lying about his age when he signed with the Los Angeles Angels?

    Insider "Albert Pujols is not the age he says he is, according to one former MLB team executive. David Samson, who served as the Miami Marlins' president from 2002 to 2017, said no one in baseball believed Pujols was telling the truth about his age when he signed a 10-year, $240 million..." March 03

  • Albert Pujols could keep playing to reach 700 career homers: 'If I’m close to it, why not?'

    USA Today "It’s perhaps Major League Baseball’s most exclusive and esteemed club. Just three men have ever accomplished the feat in baseball history, and only two in the last 85 seasons. It’s the 700-home run club. The only members are Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron and Barry..." March 03

  • Albert Pujols clears up retirement rumors after wife’s social media post

    Larry Brown Sports "Albert Pujols has been put in the awkward spot of clearing up retirement chatter fueled largely by his wife. The Los Angeles Angels designated hitter clarified Saturday that he has not yet made a decision about his playing career beyond 2021, and no announcement would come until after..." February 27

  • Albert Pujols' wife backtracks after writing about his upcoming 'last season' in baseball

    Yahoo! Sports "Albert Pujols' wife appeared to announce his pending retirement on Monday before taking a step back. Deidre Pujols posted an ode to his career on Instagram that suggested he won't play beyond the 2021 season. "Today is the first day of the last season (based on..." February 23

  • Albert Pujols to retire after 2021 MLB season

    The Score "The 2021 campaign could be Albert Pujols' last in Major League Baseball, his wife, Deidre, announced on Monday. Shortly after her post stated Pujols would retire following the season, Deidre amended the caption, indicating he may not walk away from the game at the conclusion of..." February 22

  • Angels' Albert Pujols undecided about playing future beyond 2021 MLB season

    Bleacher Report "Heading into the final season of his contract with the Los Angeles Angels, Albert Pujols is unsure if he will continue playing beyond 2021.    Speaking to Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportes.com (h/t The Athletic's Fabian Ardaya), Pujols said he..." February 17