Albert Pujols RUMORS & NEWS

  • Pujols expects to play every game at 1st base next season if healthy

    The Score "Albert Pujols believes he can do more in the field next season. He may have no choice if he wants to play on a consistent basis. With Shohei Ohtani likely to slot in as the Los Angeles Angels' designated hitter in 2019 due to a potential inability to pitch..." September 11

  • Albert Pujols to Undergo Surgery to Repair Elbow Injury

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Angels star Albert Pujols has already been ruled out for the rest of the 2018 MLB season, and he's going to go under the knife once again. Pujols is set to have surgery on his right elbow to remove a bone spur, the Los Angeles..." September 11

  • Pujols has knee surgery, likely out for season "Angels first baseman Albert Pujols is expected to miss the rest of the season after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Wednesday. The surgery, which was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles, generally keeps players out for 6-8 weeks. Pujols, 38, is batting..." August 29

  • Pujols 9th player with 1,000 hits in each league "Albert Pujols reached yet another milestone on Friday. After singling for his 1,000th career hit with the Angels in the sixth inning of Friday's 4-3 victory over the A's, Pujols became the ninth player to collect 1,000 hits in each league. The first 2,073 hits of his career..." August 11

  • Albert Pujols will not rule out retiring before contract expires

    Larry Brown Sports "Albert Pujols still has three years remaining on his contract beyond the current season, and the Los Angeles Angels would probably like nothing more than to be free of the roughly $87 million they still owe him through 2021. If the 38-year-old’s performance continues on its downward..." August 07

  • Albert Pujols hits 631st career home run, passing Ken Griffey Jr. on all-time home run list

    CBS Sports "In the bottom of the second inning Wednesday evening in Anaheim, Angels first baseman Albert Pujols launched a James Shields pitch into the stands for his 17th home run of the season.  What's the big deal, you ask? Well let me tell you. It was the 631st home run in the..." July 26

  • Angels' Scioscia juggling Pujols and Ohtani at DH

    Los Angeles Times "Albert Pujols was activated off the disabled list and started at first base Monday night, 10 days after receiving an injection of platelet-rich plasma in a swollen left knee that had bothered the Angels slugger for weeks. And so began a two-month juggling act for..." July 24

  • Angels Place Albert Pujols On 10-Day DL

    Hardball Talk "Just one day after tying Ken Griffey, Jr. on the all-time home run list, Angels designated hitter Albert Pujols has landed on the 10-day disabled list with inflammation in his left knee. It’s not clear exactly when the injury developed or how long Pujols will be sidelined, though it seems..." July 14

  • Albert Pujols ties Ken Griffey Jr. on career HR list, ties Rickey Henderson on career hits

    USA Today "Albert Pujols continues to move into rarified baseball air. With two home runs in an 11-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night, Pujols tied Ken Griffey Jr. for sixth-most all-time with 630.  Also, with his three-hit performance, Pujols moved past..." July 13

  • Albert Pujols to return to St. Louis for first time in 2019

    Larry Brown Sports "Albert Pujols’ homecoming to St. Louis may finally be happening at long last. Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on Friday that Pujols and the Los Angeles Angels are scheduled to visit the Cardinals at Busch Stadium in June 2019. The three-game interleague..." June 16

  • Pujols ties Musial on all-time RBI list, will give ball to legend's family

    Los Angeles Times "A rain delay forced the Angels to idle for four hours Saturday. Turns out it also was pouring inside. “I had like four Red Bulls,” pitcher Tyler Skaggs said. “I was ready to go.” Heavily caffeinated and sufficiently armed, the left-hander..." June 10

  • Pujols passes Ty Cobb for 8th on all-time RBI list

    The Score "Entering Monday's contest against the Detroit Tigers, Albert Pujols was tied for eighth on the all-time RBI list with the legendary Ty Cobb. After an eighth-inning double cashed in Justin Upton, the Los Angeles Angels slugger made that spot his own with the 1,945th RBI of his illustrious..." May 28

  • Albert Pujols joins 3,000 hit club, adding to latest chapter of Hall of Fame career

    Los Angeles Times "The hit wasn't his most majestic, more well placed than well struck. But there was no questioning the significance of the single, this accomplishment about an accumulation of moments rather than one crowning instant. In his 18th season and 17 years, one month and four days after his first..." May 05

  • Pujols sitting at 2,999 career hits, will try for 3,000 in Seattle

    The Score "La Máquina will have to wait at least one more night to reach the illustrious 3,000-hit milestone. Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols fell one hit short of recording his 3,000th hit on Thursday against the Baltimore Orioles, as he was unable to come up with a second base knock after a..." May 04

  • Hard work has brought Albert Pujols to the brink of 3,000 hits

    Los Angeles Times "When Tommy John beat the Angels for his 268th victory in May 1987, the left-hander, then a 44-year-old with the New York Yankees, was asked if he had a burning desire to win 300 games. "The only thing that burns inside of me," John said, "is Szechuan cooking." Such words would never be..." May 01