May 6, 2012 |
The Angels' Albert Pujols ended his career-long home-run drought Sunday, cracking a two-run home run into the Angels bullpen in left field in the fifth inning of Sunday's game with the Toronto Blue Jays at Angel Stadium. The home run came on a 2-2 pitch from Toronto right-hander Drew Hutchison. The crowd, which had booed Pujols when he struck out an inning earlier, came to its feet and gave the slugger a long, loud ovation, but Pujols did not acknowledge that with a curtain call.
December 7, 2011 |
The Angels, perhaps sensing they are about to lose free-agent pitcher C.J. Wilson to the Miami Marlins, jumped head-first into the bidding for slugger Albert Pujols on Wednesday night, according to two people who are familiar with negotiations but not authorized to speak about them publicly. It appeared Pujols would be headed back to the St. Louis Cardinals after the Marlins reportedly pulled their offer, believed to be for 10 years and more than $200 million, off the table earlier Wednesday.
June 22, 2013 |
The Angels' Albert Pujols went into Saturday's game against Pittsburgh with five multi-hit games in his last seven starts and batting .329 with 16 runs batted in in his last 18 games - numbers that have lifted his season average to .265, the highest it's been in nearly two months. And although June has always been good to Pujols - he has a .328 career average for the month - Angels Manager Mike Scioscia said a big contributing factor in this year's hot streak could be Pujols' ability to deal with the painful plantar fasciitis in his left foot that has limited his ability to run and affected his swing.
February 11, 2012 |
The Pujols file Name: Jose Alberto Pujols Nicknames: Prince Albert, Phat Albert, The Machine Birth date: Jan. 16, 1980 Hometown: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Family: Wife, Deidre, and four children Height: 6 feet 3 Weight: 230 pounds Bats/throws: Right/right Drafted: 13th round, No. 402 overall, 1999 Honors: Nine-time All-Star (2001, 2003-10); three-time National League MVP (2005, 2008-09)
June 20, 2011 |
St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols will be out an estimated six weeks because of a fractured left wrist, a devastating blow for a franchise hit hard by injuries this season. The team announced the results of an MRI exam and CT scan Monday, one day after the three-time National League most valuable player was injured during a home game against Kansas City. The team said that Pujols has a non-displaced fracture of his left radius and that his arm is in a splint, and General Manager John Mozeliak referred to the injury as a fractured wrist.
July 30, 2013 |
Alex Rodriguez and Albert Pujols. Two big names in baseball with two huge contracts. Mind-blowingly huge contracts. The New York Yankees and the Angels. Two teams stuck with two big-name players who haven't lived up to their mind-blowingly huge contracts. Not even close. But which team is stuck with the worse deal? Back in 2007, the Yankees re-signed A-Rod for 10 years and $275 million even though they were basically bidding against themselves. Still, they had secured a superstar who was still in his prime.