Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 6 Months

Albert Pujols doubled and tripled in his two at-bats on Sunday, leading the Angels to a 5-2 victory over the Indians in Cactus League play.

Pujols was feeling especially spry, hustling around the bases for an RBI triple that plated Mike Trout to get the Angels on the board in the first inning. He also doubled and came around to score a run in the fifth. After a slow start to the spring season, the veteran slugger is now looking like vintage Pujols, slashing .326/.400/.558.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 6 Months

Albert Pujols went 1-for-3, hitting his first homer of the spring against the Royals on Thursday.

Pujols has been swinging the bat much better as of late after a cold start to the Cactus League. He doubled twice on Wednesday and has had multiple hits in three out of his six games.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 6 Months

Albert Pujols doubled twice in three at-bats against the White Sox on Wednesday.

Pujols has logged multi-hit outings in three out of his last five Cactus League appearances. His Cactus League average jumps up to .294 with Wednesday's effort. While he has been hitting the gaps with reckless abandon, Pujols has yet to hit a home run this spring.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 6 Months

Albert Pujols went 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI against the Brewers on Wednesday.

Pujols is starting to heat up, bringing his average up to .250 with his effort Wednesday. The Angels' first baseman posted career lows across the board last season due to plantar fasciitis. The 34-year-old still has plenty left in the tank, though.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 6 Months

Albert Pujols went 1-for-2 with an RBI double against the Mariners on Tuesday.

The double was his first extra-base hit of the spring and he raised his batting average to .190. It's a good idea to take spring stats with a grain of salt, though, particularly this early. The Angels are satisfied he can play at first base after suffering from plantar fasciitis last season.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 7 Months

Albert Pujols went 1-for-3 and drove home his first run of the Cactus League season in Saturday's loss to a split-squad Diamondbacks team.

Pujols struck out in one of his other at-bats, and is hitting just .125 (2-for-16) to this point. The important thing is his health though, and he maintains that the planar fascitis that cut short his 2013 season is no longer an issue for him.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 7 Months

Albert Pujols went 1-for-2 with a walk in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Giants.

Pujols was 0-for-8 entering the afternoon, but singled in the seventh to grab his first hit in the Cactus League. Now 34 years old, Pujols wasn't quite himself last season thanks in part to plantar fasciitis. Manager Mike Scioscia may put Pujols back in the DH spot from time to time to give him a breather during the season.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 7 Months

The Angels plan to ease Albert Pujols into first base action when Cactus League games begin.

"He's not at that point," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "And we wouldn't do it anyway. If he felt great, there's no doubt about getting him in the flow in little bits." Scioscia also noted that once the regular season starts Pujols will play first "on a regular basis." Pujols has said he's completely healthy but the Angels aren't going to waste the 34-year-old's health on exhibition games. Pujols played in just 99 games last season due to a partial tear of his left plantar fascia, so the first baseman will be looking for a bounceback season in 2014.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 7 Months

Albert Pujols dropped seven pounds in the offseason and said Thursday that his knee and foot are 100 percent.

Pujols is hoping to return with a bang in 2014 after being limited to 99 games last summer due to a partial tear of the plantar fascia in his left foot. The 34-year-old first baseman has batted just .275/.338/.485 through his first two seasons with the Angels. He was a .328/.420/.617 hitter in 11 seasons with the Cardinals.

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Albert Pujols has enjoyed a normal offseason.

That's the word from Joel Sherman of the New York Post, who adds that Albert has been hitting baseballs since October. Pujols was limited to 99 games in 2013 due to a partial tear of the plantar fascia in his left foot and finished the season with a career-worst .767 OPS. He's aiming to turn things around in a big way in 2014. The Angels still owe the 34-year-old slugger a guaranteed $222 million.