Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 2 weeks ago

Pujols went 2-for-4 with two RBI in the Cactus League game against the Cubs on Thursday.

Pujols has been on fire to begin the spring, tallying eight hits and four RBI in 17 at-bats. All of the hits have been singles, and he has yet to draw a walk, but it's nice to see Pujols comfortable in the box, as a slew of minor ailments last season appeared to sap his production after a dominant start. Pujols said in November that his knee would be fully healthy coming into camp for the first time in years, but the question will once again be whether his body can withstand the rigors of a full season. Pujols finished 2014 with 28 home runs and 105 RBI.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 6 months ago

Pujols went 1-for-4 with a home run in a loss to the Royals in Game 3 of the ALDS on Sunday.

Pujols and Trout both managed solo shots Sunday, but it wasn't enough, and the team that ended the regular season with the best record in baseball fell to the Royals in three games. Pujols will enter the offseason looking to build on the 28 home runs and 105 RBI he tallied over 159 games in 2014.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 6 months ago

Pujols was removed by manager Mike Scioscia in the seventh inning of Saturday's game against the Mainers to rest, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

Pujols was replaced by Tony Campana at first base. Pujols failed to reach base once against the Mariners in four at-bats, but the move was simply to rest.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 6 months ago

Pujols went 1-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in a loss to the A's on Monday.

Pujols seems intent on finishing the 2014 season strong, as the veteran slugger is 5-for-12 with two homers and six RBI in his last three games.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 6 months ago

Pujols went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in a win over the Rangers on Saturday.

Pujols may never get back to the player he was in his prime, as he is in danger of finishing with an OPS below .800 for the second consecutive year, but he has been able to put up counting stats in 2014. The 34-year-old now has 27 home runs and 100 RBI this season.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 6 months ago

Pujols is not in the lineup Thursday against the Mariners.

As is custom the day after a division-clinching win, manager Mike Scioscia is resting his regulars after securing the AL West crown Wednesday night. Efren Navarro will take over at first base, with Brennan Boesch batting third in Pujols' absence.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 6 months ago

Pujols (hamstring) is in the lineup Tuesday against the Mariners.

Pujols grabbed at his left hamstring as he made his way to second base in the third inning of Monday's game, but the official diagnosis was just a cramp and he won't even miss a start as a result. The Angels will also get Josh Hamilton (shoulder) back, a day after becoming the first team to clinch a postseason birth.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 6 months ago

Pujols suffered a left hamstring cramp in Monday's contest against the Mariners.

Pujols seemingly tweaked the hamstring after legging out a bases-clearing triple, but it sounds like dehydration is to blame here. The Angels surely dodged a bullet, as Pujols has been bothered by hamstring issues in the past, but he looks to have avoided any more serious complications, such as a strain. Manager Mike Scioscia may still hold him out of the lineup for a day or two as a precaution, but it sounds like the Angels aren't fearing the extended absence of one of their major offensive weapons as the playoffs approach.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 6 months ago

Pujols left Monday's game against the Mariners with what appeared to be a hamstring injury, according to Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports.

Pujols' night turned sour in a matter of seconds Monday, as he hurt the hamstring while legging out a three-RBI double in the third inning. There is no word regarding the severity of the injury at this time, but the Angels certainly don't want to risk the health of one of their best hitters as they gear up for what will almost certainly be a playoff run.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 7 months ago

Pujols went 0-for-5 with four strikeouts in a win over the Rangers on Thursday.

Pujols' hot hitting of late came to a screeching halt Thursday, as he struck out four times in a game for the first time in his career. Despite the off night, Pujols has put together a bounce-back season in 2014, tallying 26 home runs and 92 RBI in 144 games.