Albert Pujols RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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.com "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

  • Albert Pujols sues Jack Clark over steroids claim

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Former Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols is suing former Cardinals star Jack Clark over comments Clark made accusing Pujols of using steroids. The suit was filed Friday in St. Louis County. On Aug. 2 Clark said during his The King and the Ripper radio program on WGNU 920 AM that he knew "for a..." October 04

  • Angels' tense times nearly included Pujols, Hunter fight in 2012

    CBSSports.com "The two-year downhill toboggan run of owner Arte Moreno's broken franchise has created a suffocatingly tense atmosphere throughout the organization best illustrated by a team meeting last August in which All-Star Torii Hunter had to be physically restrained from punching out $240 million man..." August 24

  • Angels shutdown Albert Pujols for the rest of the season

    Halo Hangout "The 2013 season for Albert Pujols is over. According to numerous sources the Angels announced today that he is now officially out for the remainder of the season. The first baseman for the Los Angeles Angels had been suffering from plantar fasciitis all season but had to decided to play through..." August 19

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    Mike DiGiovanna @MikeDiGiovanna

    It's official: #Angels 1B Albert Pujols is out for season.

  • Pujols' former trainer denies steroid accusation

    SB Nation "Chris Mihlfeld said that Jack Clark's statements regarding Pujols' alleged PED use "are simply not true." Chris Mihlfeld the former personal trainer of Albert Pujols has forcefully denied the claim that he told Jack Clark that Pujols used PEDs reports Craig Calcaterra of Hardball..." August 10

  • Pujols denies PED allegations, will pursue legal action against Jack Clark

    Fox Sports "Albert Pujols threatened legal action after former Cardinals slugger Jack Clark accused the Angels star of using performance-enhancing drugs on his radio show this week and now Clark reportedly is out of a job. The company that put Clark and co-host Kevin Slaten on the air announced it has cut..." August 10

  • Angels slugger Albert Pujols is likely to sit out rest of season

    Los Angeles Times "Albert Pujols will likely sit out the rest of the season after suffering a partial tear of the plantar fascia in his left foot Friday night an injury that forced the Angels slugger to the 15-day disabled list Sunday. Manager Mike Scioscia said that Pujols who hit .258 with 17 home runs and 64..." July 29

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    Jeff Fletcher @JeffFletcherOCR

    #Angels Albert Pujols will be out "a significant amount of time" Scioscia said possibly the rest of the season.

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    Mike DiGiovanna @MikeDiGiovanna

    #Angels DH Albert Pujols to DL with partial tear of the left plantar fascia. Kole Calhoun recalled from triple-A Salt Lake.

  • Pujols leaves club to have ailing foot examined

    MLB.com "Albert Pujols was out of the Angels' lineup and back in Southern California for Saturday's game against the Athletics having his nagging left foot evaluated after aggravating it during Friday night's ninth-inning at-bat. Asked if Pujols' absence will extend longer than a day Angels manager Mike..." July 28

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    Mike DiGiovanna @MikeDiGiovanna

    If #Angels DH Albert Pujols tore plantar fascia ligament it could eliminate need for surgery. But he'd probably miss rest of this season.

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    Jeff Fletcher @JeffFletcherOCR

    Scioscia on Pujols: "It's sorer than anything he's dealt with." Dont be surprised if this is finally the DL for Pujols. #Angels

  • Albert Pujols will be limited to DH due to injured left foot

    SI.com "The plantar fasciitis in Albert Pujols’ left foot has become so painful that he will likely be unable to play first base for an extended period of time, according to the Los Angeles Times‘ Bill Shaikan. Pujols said of the injury, an inflammation of the tissue that stretches across the bottom of..." April 21

  • Pujols breaks Angels' 5 game slide

    Orange County Register "The Angels have been slumping this April just like they were slumping last April. The only difference has been Albert Pujols. Fittingly, Pujols was the one to break the Angels' five-game losing streak Saturday night. Down a run on the Houston Astros with two outs in the ninth and runners at..." April 14

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    Jeff Fletcher @

    Will certainly check to see why Pujols is DHing twice in a row. #Angels

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    Scott Miller @

    Albert Pujols DH today for #Angels. Scioscia ha said he would get him off of his feet. Trumbo 1B

  • Can Pujols return to form in his second season with Angels?

    Orange County Register "A year ago Albert Pujols began his first season with the Angels with 240 million reasons to have a great year, and 240 million reasons why it could never be great enough. In the first year of his 10-year, $240 million contract, Pujols carried the weight of unimaginable expectations on his..." April 01

  • Albert Pujols won't let sore foot slow him down

    Los Angeles Times "Albert Pujols is wearing custom orthotics for the first time in his career, and he has to spend a little extra time in the training room, but those are the only concessions the Angels first baseman has made for the plantar fasciitis in his left foot. “I’ve had it for the last seven years; is..." March 20

  • Pujols battling mild plantar fasciitis in left foot

    Orange County Register "Just when Albert Pujols' knee was nearly crossed off the list of medical questions for the Angels, there is a new wrinkle. After Pujols played his first innings of the spring in the field Tuesday, Manager Mike Scioscia revealed that his slugger has also been battling plantar fasciitis in his..." March 20

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    Alden Gonzalez @

    Sosh said Pujols' knee is responding well, but is dealing with a little plantar fasciitis in his left foot. Will DH or play 1B tomorrow.

  • Pujols could play the field within next week

    MLB.com "Even with all the speculation about when Albert Pujols' knee will be fully healthy and when he'll be able to play in the field, Angels manager Mike Scioscia said the timetable for his star first baseman is relatively clear in his mind. Pujols, who had offseason knee surgery, should play in the..." March 16

  • Wobbly wheels slowing Pujols

    Fox Sports "Albert Pujols wobbled as he ran Wednesday. It was seen as a sign of progress. Such is life in the Angels’ unstable universe. Pujols, 33, underwent right knee surgery during the offseason. He wasn’t cleared to run the bases in a competitive setting until this, the Angels’ 17th game of the Cactus..." March 15

  • Albert Pujols running the bases

    MLB Daily Dish "Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols continues to recover from offseason knee surgery, as he ran the bases for the first time during an exhibition contest this spring yesterday, according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. Pujols underwent surgery on his right knee in October, and he's..." March 14

  • Albert Pujols goes 0 for 3 in spring debut

    Los Angeles Times "Albert Pujols frustrated Angels fans at times last season with his aggressive baserunning, which helped the slow-footed slugger hit 50 doubles but also got him thrown out at second base a few too many times. That wasn't an issue Tuesday when Pujols, who is recovering from right-knee surgery..." March 06

  • Albert Pujols hitless in three at-bats in spring debut

    Los Angeles Times "Albert Pujols has won three most-valuable-player awards and two World Series titles and hit 475 home runs over his illustrious 12-year career, but the Angels slugger still admitted to being “a little bit nervous” before his first at-bat of the spring Tuesday. “My dad always said if you’re not..." March 05

  • Surprise! Albert Pujols to make his spring debut today

    Orange County Register "The Angels lineup card contained a huge surprise today, when Albert Pujols was listed as the DH. Pujols had said last weekend that he was in no rush to play spring training games, and the Angels didn't seem to be in a hurry either. All indications were that he wouldn't be playing until next week..." March 05

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    Mike DiGiovanna @

    Albert Pujols will make his exhibition debut today for #Angels at DH. Much earlier than expected and a surprise.

  • Hamilton-Pujols are a "God thing" for Halos

    Orange County Register "The Pujols-Hamilton combination is a most interesting, uncanny one, a powerful convergence of supremely gifted sluggers, Jesus-loving men and free-agent millions that former Angels slugger Tim Salmon could explain in no other way than it being "a God thing." Salmon invited the likely heart of the..." March 04

  • Pujols in no rush, says he'll be ready for opener

    Orange County Register "Albert Pujols has no idea when he's going to be able to play in spring training games. Then again, he also doesn't seem to care. "If the season started tomorrow I'd be out there playing, but there is no reason for me to go out and play when we have five more weeks before opening day," the..." March 02

  • Angels first baseman Albert Pujols appears to be on the mend

    L.A. Daily News "Albert Pujols is showing encouraging signs of progress in his comeback from right knee surgery last October, but he and manager Mike Scioscia are in no rush to get the first baseman into a game this spring. Pujols is doing the same infield drills as the team's other first basemen and has been..." March 02

  • Pujols unlikely to play in games before mid-March

    MLB.com "Angels first baseman Albert Pujols, recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, may not be getting into Spring Training games until mid-March. The Angels don't believe he needs to do so any sooner than that in order to be ready by Opening Day on April 1. Pujols, who had the..." February 21

  • Pujols still has healthy appetite for success

    MLB.com "It's close to 2 p.m., in the home clubhouse at Tempe Diablo Stadium. The field has been dragged, the tarp sits on the pitcher's mound and almost all of the 63 other Angels players in camp have driven back to their condos. Albert Pujols walks in from the trainer's room, bulky ice bags taped atop..." February 21

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    Mike DiGiovanna @

    #Angels targeting mid-March for Albert Pujols' Cactus League debut after 1B had minor knee surgery in Oct. Expect him to be ready for season

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