Player Page

Albert Pujols | First Baseman

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (34) / 1/16/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Maple Woods (MO) CC
Contract: view contract details
Share: 

Latest News

Recent News

Albert Pujols (hamstring) went 1-for-3 with an RBI on Tuesday versus the Mariners.
Pujols exited Monday's game early due to a cramp in his left hamstring incurred on a three-run double in the third inning. The veteran admitted after the game that he was suffering from dehydration. He made it through the entirety of this contest without issue. Sep 17 - 1:29 AM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Player News

Date:

Albert Pujols (hamstring) is in the Angels' starting lineup on Tuesday versus the Mariners.

Pujols left Monday's game after feeling a cramp in his left hamstring following a three-run double in the bottom of the third inning. He got treatment on Monday night and again on Tuesday afternoon.
Sep 16 - 5:37 PM

Albert Pujols left Monday's game against the Mariners with a left hamstring cramp.

Pujols cleared the bases with a double in the third inning but grabbed his hamstring on the way into second base. The good news is that the Angels are calling it a cramp, so it sounds like a day-to-day situation.
Sep 15 - 11:15 PM

Albert Pujols struck out four times in five trips to the plate in Thursday's win against the Rangers.

It took 2,102 games and 9,187 plate appearances, but Pujols finally dons the golden sombrero. He had previously struck out three times in a game 13 times in his 14-year career. Despite Thursday's showing, Pujols has had a productive year at the plate, slashing .276/.329/.473 with 26 home runs and 92 RBI.
Sep 11 - 11:34 PM

Albert Pujols went 3-for-6 with his first triple of the year and a double Wednesday versus the Rangers.

It was actually his first triple as an Angel; he hadn't had one since 2010 in his next-to-last year with the Cardinals. Pujols has given the Angels three three-hit games in his last five starts, delivering two homers and eight RBI during the span. He's up to .278 with 26 homers and 92 RBI for the year.
Sep 10 - 11:57 PM

Albert Pujols finished 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBI in Monday's 12-3 rout of the Indians.

Pujols was retired in his first two at-bats of the afternoon makeup game, but he singled and scored in the Angels' six-run fifth inning and then did the same in the Angels' two-run seventh inning before launching a three-run bomb in the top of the ninth. Pujols had a huge weekend in Minnesota, collecting his 2,500th career hit and 1,500th career run, and he looks poised to keep the fun going for a while. The veteran slugger boasts has 26 homers and 91 RBI in 141 games this year.
Sep 8 - 4:37 PM

Albert Pujols went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Twins.

Pujols enjoyed the four-game series with the Twins, going 7-for-18 with two doubles, a home run, five RBI and five runs scored. The good weekend has his line up to .275/.331/.469 with 88 RBI and 79 runs scored.
Sep 7 - 6:24 PM

Albert Pujols notched his 2,500th hit Saturday in the Angels' 8-5 win over the Twins.

That history-marking hit was a go-ahead two-run double down the left-field line in the bottom of the ninth inning. Pujols also reached 1,500 runs in the victory. He ranks 98th all-time in hits and 71st in runs scored. The players with 2,500 hits, 500 homers, and 1,500 runs scored since 1901: Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, Mel Ott, Ted Williams, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Frank Robinson, Reggie Jackson, Eddie Murray, Rafael Palmeiro, Barry Bonds, Gary Sheffield, Ken Griffey Jr., Manny Ramirez, Alex Rodriguez, and now Pujols.
Sep 6 - 10:39 PM

Albert Pujols went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's win against the Athletics.

Pujols slugged a solo home run in the seventh inning off of Evan Scribner, adding what turned out to be a meaningless run. It's number 24 on the season and 516 in the career for Pujols, who is slashing a respectable .277/.334/.474 with 82 RBI.
Aug 30 - 1:07 AM

Albert Pujols made an early exit from Wednesday's game after fouling a ball off his calf.

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said after the game that he expects to start Pujols on Thursday. Albert tallied his 81st RBI of the season on a groundout in the third inning. He technically finished 0-for-3.
Aug 28 - 9:01 AM

Albert Pujols singled three times and drove in two runs in Tuesday's 8-2 win over the Marlins.

Miami's pitchers were giving up hits galore, as the Angels as a team picked up sixteen knocks in the 8-2 win. Pujols drove in two with an RBI single in what ended up being a five run fourth inning for the Angels. He's driven in 80 runs on the season. Despite an overall solid slash line of .277/.333/.472, Pujols has been in a bit of a power drought since the All Star break, as he's only hit three home runs since the middle of July after hitting 21 in the first half of the season.
Aug 27 - 1:36 AM

Third baseman Albert Pujols homered in the bottom of the 19th to give the Angels a 5-4 win over the Red Sox on Saturday.

The Angels outhit the Red Sox 15-6 and outwalked them 7-4 (four being intentional), but they couldn't win the game until Pujols snuck one just over the wall in right off Brandon Workman to lead off the bottom of the 19th. The Red Sox originally took a 4-3 lead in the 14th, but couldn't make it stand, as a fatigued Junichi Tazawa blew the save. Pujols moved from first to third in the 14th after John McDonald was removed for a pinch-hitter. It was his first appearance at his original position since 2012. The walkoff homer was his first since signing with the Angels.
Aug 10 - 3:48 AM

Albert Pujols went 2-for-3 with a solo home run on Tuesday.

Pujols' eighth inning solo shot momentarily tied the game against the Angels' cross-regional rivals, but the Dodgers would go on to win in the bottom of the ninth on a David Freese throwing error. The home run was Pujols' 21st of the season and put him up to 70 RBI. He also contributed an RBI double in the third. Pujols just wrapped up a July in which he hit .310/.350/.478, his best month since April.
Aug 6 - 1:46 AM

Albert Pujols broke a 0-0 tie in the 13th inning with an RBI single, finishing 2-for-6 overall in Thursday's win over the Orioles.

After the Angels had Kole Calhoun and Mike Trout reach base with a walk and a single, respectively, Pujols ended 12 innings of offensive futility with a single up the middle to score Calhoun. Stunningly, it was Pujols' first RBI since July 23. The 34-year-old has a fine .274/.324/.471 slash line with 20 home runs and 67 RBI on the season.
Jul 31 - 11:47 PM

Albert Pujols went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in a win against the Orioles on Wednesday.

The veteran first baseman got back on the board after going hitless over his past two games. He'd been plenty hot before that, however, entering tonight batting .313 with four homers in July. Pujols is hitting .274 overall with 20 homers and 66 RBI.
Jul 24 - 1:11 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Hank Conger
3John Buck
1B1Albert Pujols
2B1Howie Kendrick
SS1Erick Aybar
2John McDonald
3Shawn O'Malley
3B1Gordon Beckham
2Luis Jimenez
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Grant Green
CF1Mike Trout
2Tony Campana
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Collin Cowgill
3Brennan Boesch
DH1David Freese
2C.J. Cron
3Efren Navarro
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2C.J. Wilson
3Hector Santiago
4Matt Shoemaker
5Garrett Richards
6Tyler Skaggs
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Jason Grilli
4Kevin Jepsen
5Joe Thatcher
6Mike Morin
7Fernando Salas
8Yoslan Herrera
9Michael Roth
10Cam Bedrosian
11Cory Rasmus
12Vinnie Pestano
13Sean Burnett
14Brian Moran