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Albert Pujols | Designated Hitter | #5

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (36) / 1/16/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Maple Woods (MO) CC
Drafted: 1999 / Rd. 13 (0) / STL
Contract: view contract details

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Albert Pujols went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Tuesday's loss to the Astros.
Pujols notched a third-inning RBI single against Scott Feldman. The Angels would not score another run in the game. The veteran's triple-slash of .244/.317/.412 leaves much to be desired, but Pujols does have a respectable 14 homers and 49 RBI despite his other offensive shortcomings. Jun 29 - 1:46 AM

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Albert Pujols (hamstring) is back in the Angels' lineup Thursday against the Athletics.

He's back after sitting out two games with a sore hamstring. Pujols will serve as the DH and hit cleanup against Oakland right-hander Kendall Graveman. The 36-year-old will continue to receive regular maintenance days throughout the year to combat his growing list of injuries.
Jun 23 - 6:25 PM

Albert Pujols (hamstring, ankle) is out again Wednesday versus the Astros.

Pujols tweaked his left hamstring Sunday in Oakland and is also still dealing with some ankle discomfort from three weeks ago. But he should avoid the disabled list. Mike Trout is at DH and C.J. Cron is starting at first base on Wednesday afternoon in Houston.
Jun 22 - 11:35 AM

Albert Pujols is out of the Angels' starting lineup on Tuesday due to hamstring and ankle issues.

Pujols rolled his left ankle three weeks ago in Pittsburgh and tweaked his left hamstring on Sunday in Oakland. "That's what happens when you get old," Pujols said Tuesday. "It seems like every time I'm feeling good, something creeps up." C.J. Cron is at first base and Jefry Marte is serving as the Angels' DH on Tuesday night against the Astros.
Jun 21 - 4:18 PM

Albert Pujols laced two singles in four at-bats on Saturday's victory over the Indians.

Pujols has been scuffling in the month of June. He was bad in April and hot in May. He hasn't been able to put together an extended streak yet. His batting average is poor at .236 but he does have 12 home runs and 41 RBI. He is no longer a fantasy superstar or even a star, but he does have enough left to carry a team for short periods once in a while. As soon as you give up on him you will regret it.
Jun 12 - 2:40 AM

Albert Pujols (ankle) went 2-for-3 with an RBI single in Monday's loss to the Yankees.

Pujols was in the lineup Monday after suffering a minor ankle injury in the final play of Sunday's game. He got the scoring going in the first inning with an RBI single. Pujols also added a walk, reaching base in three of four trips to the plate. The future Hall of Famer got off to an abysmal start this season, but he's now batting .297 with 10 homers and 30 RBI over his last 39 games.
Jun 6 - 9:57 PM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Sunday that Albert Pujols suffered a minor ankle injury on the final play of Sunday's game against the Pirates.

Scioscia expects him to be fine, but he will head for further evaluation. He also slugged a two-run home to beat the Pirates on Sunday and is slashing .238/.319/.433 with 12 long balls and 39 RBI on the season.
Jun 5 - 5:06 PM

Albert Pujols slugged a go-ahead two-run homer in the top of the eighth inning as the Angels bested the Pirates 5-4 on Sunday afternoon in Pittsburgh.

Pujols stepped in against Pirates reliever Tony Watson with Kole Calhoun standing on first base and the Angels trailing by two. He promptly deposited a ball over the left-center field fence to give Anaheim the lead. It was the only hit of the game for Pujols, though he did collect another RBI on a sacrifice fly in the top of the first. He's slashing .238/.319/.433 with 12 homers and 39 RBI in 56 games this season.
Jun 5 - 5:01 PM

Albert Pujols belted a two-run homer in Monday's win over the Rangers.

Pujols launched a deep blast over the left-center field wall in the third inning and that proved to be the only runs Nick Tropeano and the Angels' bullpen needed. The future Hall of Famer sports an unappealing .228/.307/.409 batting line on the season, but he's on pace for 32 homers and 108 RBI.
May 23 - 11:40 PM

Albert Pujols went 3-for-4 with three RBI and a walk to lead the Angels past the Dodgers 7-6 on Monday.

Three-hit games for Pujols are rare now. In fact, this was his first of 2016. It was also just the third time since the beginning of 2014 that he reached base safely four times in a game. While he was once an OBP machine, that's just not his game these days.
May 17 - 3:06 AM

Albert Pujols hit a go-ahead three-run homer in Saturday's 9-7 win over the Mariners.

Pujols clocked his go-ahead three-run shot off of Mariners closer Steve Cishek with one out in the ninth. The Angels had trailed 7-6 entering the frame. Perhaps the epitome of the "veteran slugger," Pujols, 36, holds a paltry triple-slash of .203/.275/.391, but has also clobbered eight homers and driven in 23 runs over 138 at-bats. He has two homers and five RBI in his last three games.
May 15 - 1:13 AM

Albert Pujols launched a two-run homer in the ninth inning of Thursday's loss to the Cardinals.

The Cards took a 12-7 lead into the bottom of the ninth inning, but Pujols made things interesting when he connected off Seth Maness for a two-run homer. That, plus an RBI single by Kole Calhoun, drew the home team to within two runs and forced Mike Matheny to bring in Trevor Rosenthal to settle things down. Rosenthal proceeded to load the bases, but that is a story for another blurb. Pujols is slashing just .194/.266/.372 with seven homers and 21 RBI over 129 at-bats. The power and RBI production, at least, continue to rage against the dying of the light.
May 13 - 2:12 AM

Albert Pujols went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's blowout loss to the Rangers.

It's strange to see an elite hitter like Pujols toil below the Mendoza Line, but at least the power has continued to show up. He has four homers in his last six games and is hitting 7-for-24 (.292) over that same stretch. The 36-year-old is no longer a perennial .300 hitter; however, he's far better than he has been thus far in 2016. Only Kyle Seager entered Saturday's slate of games with a lower BABIP than Pujols' .143 BABIP through his first 24 games.
Apr 30 - 11:55 PM

Albert Pujols hit his fourth and fifth homers of the year to help the Angels beat the Royals 6-1 on Monday.

Pujols has as many homers as singles through his first 76 at-bats. But maybe that shouldn't come as a huge surprise, given that he finishes last year with a .244 average and 40 homers. It's too often all or nothing from him lately.
Apr 26 - 1:29 AM

Albert Pujols went 0-for-4 on Thursday, leaving him 9-for-61 (.148) to start the season.

Pujols has two homers and 10 RBI batting behind Mike Trout, but as has been the trend, he's just not much for singles or doubles these days. He hit .244 with his 40 homers last year, and he might do worse there this year.
Apr 21 - 5:37 PM

Depth Charts

C1Carlos Perez
2Geovany Soto
3Jett Bandy
1B1C.J. Cron
2B1Johnny Giavotella
2Gregorio Petit
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Cliff Pennington
3B1Yunel Escobar
2Jefry Marte
LF1Daniel Nava
2Craig Gentry
3Shane Robinson
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
S1Jered Weaver
2Hector Santiago
3C.J. Wilson
4Andrew Heaney
5Jhoulys Chacin
6Garrett Richards
7Matt Shoemaker
Relief Pitcher
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Fernando Salas
4Cam Bedrosian
5Jose Alvarez
6Cory Rasmus
7J.C. Ramirez
8Deolis Guerra