|Jan. 15 8:16 PM PT9:16 PM MT10:16 PM CT11:16 PM ET23:16 ET4:16 GMT12:16 CST9:16 PM MST11:16 PM EST11:46 PM VEN8:16 UAE10:16 PM CT-Pujols is happy with his offseason progress after dealing with injuries for much of last year.
Analysis: Pujols had right knee surgery last spring and then missed the final two months of the season with a partially torn plantar fascia in his left foot. In the second year of a $240 million, 10-year contract, Pujols had career lows of 17 homers and 64 RBIs in 99 games.
|Oct. 4 10:17 AM PT11:17 AM MT12:17 PM CT1:17 PM ET13:17 ET17:17 GMT1:17 CST10:17 AM MST12:17 PM EST12:47 PM VEN21:17 UAE12:17 PM CT-Pujols is suing former Cardinals slugger Jack Clark for saying on his radio show that Pujols used steroids.
Analysis: The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the lawsuit filed Friday in St. Louis County seeks unspecified damages and asks for a declaration that Clark's statements are false. Clark said during his show on WGNU on Aug. 2 that he knew "for a fact" that Pujols used steroids and performance enhancing drugs. Clark and co-host Kevin Slaten were fired soon afterward.
|Aug. 9 8:48 PM PT9:48 PM MT10:48 PM CT11:48 PM ET23:48 ET3:48 GMT11:48 CST8:48 PM MST10:48 PM EST11:18 PM VEN7:48 UAE (+1)10:48 PM CT-Pujols says he's taking legal action against Jack Clark after the former St. Louis Cardinals star accused him of taking performance-enhancing drugs.
Analysis: Clark said Pujols' former trainer, Chris Mihlfeld, told him 10 years ago that he ``shot him up.'' Pujols, sidelined by a partially torn plantar fascia in his left foot, is in his second season with the Angels after 11 years in St. Louis.
|July 27 12:50 PM PT1:50 PM MT2:50 PM CT3:50 PM ET15:50 ET19:50 GMT3:50 CST12:50 PM MST2:50 PM EST3:20 PM VEN23:50 UAE2:50 PM CT-Pujols is done for the season because of an injured left foot.
Analysis: Pujols hasn't played since July 26. He had been saying he wanted to return when his partially torn plantar fascia healed. The injury has bothered him all season, and forced the first baseman to mostly become a designated hitter. The Angels began the season with high hopes, but are far back in the playoff race.
|July 26 11:47 AM PT12:47 PM MT1:47 PM CT2:47 PM ET14:47 ET18:47 GMT2:47 CST11:47 AM MST1:47 PM EST2:17 PM VEN22:47 UAE1:47 PM CT-Pujols was 3 for 4 with two RBIs in the Angels' 8-3 win over Oakland on Thursday.
Analysis: Pujols is 7 for 13 in his last three games. Could he finally be getting it together? His OPS is .771 and his WAR is at plus-1.6 so maybe there is hope for him in the future.
|July 24 4:00 PM PT5:00 PM MT6:00 PM CT7:00 PM ET19:00 ET23:00 GMT7:00 CST4:00 PM MST6:00 PM EST6:30 PM VEN3:00 UAE (+1)6:00 PM CT-Pujols was 3 for 5 with his 17th home run of the season in the Angels' 10-3 loss to the Twins in 10 innings on Tuesday.
Analysis: Pujols has connected for four home runs over his last 10 contests.
|July 10 12:53 PM PT1:53 PM MT2:53 PM CT3:53 PM ET15:53 ET19:53 GMT3:53 CST12:53 PM MST2:53 PM EST3:23 PM VEN23:53 UAE2:53 PM CT-Pujols went 2 for 4 and slugged his 14th homer in a 7-2 loss to the Cubs on Tuesday.
Analysis: Pujols may be heating up, going 7 for 20 while hitting safely in each of his last five games.
|July 2 8:59 AM PT9:59 AM MT10:59 AM CT11:59 AM ET11:59 ET15:59 GMT23:59 CST8:59 AM MST10:59 AM EST11:29 AM VEN19:59 UAE10:59 AM CT-Pujols is in a 4-for-34 slide as he finally faces his former team, the Cardinals.
Analysis: Pujols ranks 85th in OPS so he continues to prove that he is a major fantasy bust and that the Cardinals organization knew what it was doing when it let him walk out of town.
|June 28 1:34 PM PT2:34 PM MT3:34 PM CT4:34 PM ET16:34 ET20:34 GMT4:34 CST1:34 PM MST3:34 PM EST4:04 PM VEN0:34 UAE (+1)3:34 PM CT-Pujols hit a tiebreaking double in the 10th inning and the Angels beat Detroit 3-1 on Thursday for their ninth straight victory over the Tigers.
Analysis: Pujols went 3 for 14 in the series. He's batting .256 with 13 homers and 49 RBIs.
|June 19 1:24 PM PT2:24 PM MT3:24 PM CT4:24 PM ET16:24 ET20:24 GMT4:24 CST1:24 PM MST3:24 PM EST3:54 PM VEN0:24 UAE (+1)3:24 PM CT-Pujols clubbed his 12th homer in a 3-2, 10-inning victory over Seattle on Tuesday.
Analysis: Pujols is 13 for 27 with two homers, three doubles and six RBIs over his last six games.
|June 18 12:12 PM PT1:12 PM MT2:12 PM CT3:12 PM ET15:12 ET19:12 GMT3:12 CST12:12 PM MST2:12 PM EST2:42 PM VEN23:12 UAE2:12 PM CT-Pujols had an RBI double among his four hits, Josh Hamilton hit a two-run homer, and Los Angeles pounded out a season-high 21 hits in an 11-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners.
Analysis: Pujols is 12 for 23 in the last five games.
|June 16 9:53 AM PT10:53 AM MT11:53 AM CT12:53 PM ET12:53 ET16:53 GMT0:53 CST9:53 AM MST11:53 AM EST12:23 PM VEN20:53 UAE11:53 AM CT-Erick Aybar homered and drove in two runs, and Pujols added two more RBIs in the Angels' 6-2 victory Saturday night, sending New York to its fifth straight defeat.
Analysis: Pujols is batting .440 with two homers and six RBIs while hitting safely in six straight.
|June 4 2:58 PM PT3:58 PM MT4:58 PM CT5:58 PM ET17:58 ET21:58 GMT5:58 CST2:58 PM MST4:58 PM EST5:28 PM VEN1:58 UAE (+1)4:58 PM CT-Pujols was anemic yet again as he went 0 for 4 on Monday in a 2-1 loss to Houston. Pujols had two soft lineouts and failed to hit the ball out of the infield in his other at-bats.
Analysis: Going inside the numbers, Pujols has a 47.4 swing percentage through the end of May - fairly high since pitchers are no longer walking him and he is forced to swing more. It is exposing his lack of plate coverage, since the highest number of pitches he is seeing are in the outside part of the zone right below the belt - Pujols is hitting .214 on those usually meaty offerings that he used to crush to the opposite field back when he was a feared slugger.
|June 2 2:38 PM PT3:38 PM MT4:38 PM CT5:38 PM ET17:38 ET21:38 GMT5:38 CST2:38 PM MST4:38 PM EST5:08 PM VEN1:38 UAE (+1)4:38 PM CT-Pujols continued his abysmal season in a 2-0 loss to the Astros on Saturday night.
Analysis: Pujols was 0 for 3 with a walk one day after he was benched for the series opener. Fantasy owners no doubt ditched him long ago - the once-feared slugger owns a .726 OPS that ranks 113th in the majors. Even a light-hitting infielder like Everth Cabrera of San Diego who has nine career homers is doing better than that minuscule mark.
|May 28 10:47 AM PT11:47 AM MT12:47 PM CT1:47 PM ET13:47 ET17:47 GMT1:47 CST10:47 AM MST12:47 PM EST1:17 PM VEN21:47 UAE12:47 PM CT-Pujols had three hits and two runs in Monday's 8-7 loss to the Dodgers.
Analysis: The Pujols OPS watch is up to .756. Will it get better? It looks like cracking .800 may be tough since he has walked twice in his last 11 games so nobody is afraid of him anymore.
|May 23 2:16 PM PT3:16 PM MT4:16 PM CT5:16 PM ET17:16 ET21:16 GMT5:16 CST2:16 PM MST4:16 PM EST4:46 PM VEN1:16 UAE (+1)4:16 PM CT-Pujols had two hits in Wednesday's 7-1 rout of the M's.
Analysis: Pujols now has a .743 OPS so that counts as improvement now for the former feared slugger. Even the Royals' Lorenzo Cain has a higher OPS.
|May 17 1:42 PM PT2:42 PM MT3:42 PM CT4:42 PM ET16:42 ET20:42 GMT4:42 CST1:42 PM MST3:42 PM EST4:12 PM VEN0:42 UAE (+1)3:42 PM CT-Pujols hit a two-run jack in a 5-4 win over the ChiSox on Thursday night.
Analysis: Pujols is up to seven homers and 25 RBIs and could be turning things around for the Halos.
|May 15 10:25 AM PT11:25 AM MT12:25 PM CT1:25 PM ET13:25 ET17:25 GMT1:25 CST10:25 AM MST12:25 PM EST12:55 PM VEN21:25 UAE12:25 PM CT-Pujols had two hits Tuesday in a 6-2 win over the Royals.
Analysis: Can Pujols deliver like he has in his illustrious fantasy past? It's hard to envision him reaching those lofty heights as he once again underperforms his ADP.
|May 9 10:45 AM PT11:45 AM MT12:45 PM CT1:45 PM ET13:45 ET17:45 GMT1:45 CST10:45 AM MST12:45 PM EST1:15 PM VEN21:45 UAE12:45 PM CT-Pujols had two hits in a 3-1 loss at Houston on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Pujols is one of the biggest fantasy disappointments in recent memory with a .730 OPS that ranks 112th in the majors. Even Jedd Gyorko of San Diego is doing better than that.
|Apr. 30 9:56 AM PT10:56 AM MT11:56 AM CT12:56 PM ET12:56 ET16:56 GMT0:56 CST9:56 AM MST11:56 AM EST12:26 PM VEN20:56 UAE11:56 AM CT-Pujols went 4 for 8 with two homers, three runs scored and three RBIs in Monday's 10-8, 19-inning loss at Oakland.
Analysis: Pujols raised his average 21 points to .265. Pujols' multi-homer effort was his second of the season, but he's failed to go deep in each of his other 23 games.
|Apr. 20 3:35 PM PT4:35 PM MT5:35 PM CT6:35 PM ET18:35 ET22:35 GMT6:35 CST3:35 PM MST5:35 PM EST6:05 PM VEN2:35 UAE (+1)5:35 PM CT-Pujols drove in two runs and the Angels slowed the worst start in franchise history with an 8-1 victory over Toiri Hunter's Detroit Tigers on Friday night.
Analysis: Pujols is 5 for 9 in the last two games.
|Apr. 11 3:40 PM PT4:40 PM MT5:40 PM CT6:40 PM ET18:40 ET22:40 GMT6:40 CST3:40 PM MST5:40 PM EST6:10 PM VEN2:40 UAE (+1)5:40 PM CT-Pujols went 4 for 4 and scored twice in an 11-5 loss to the Athletics on Wednesday.
Analysis: Pujols added a pair of doubles and extended his hitting streak to four games. He's 9 for 26 with three doubles and two homers on the season.
|Apr. 7 2:34 PM PT3:34 PM MT4:34 PM CT5:34 PM ET17:34 ET21:34 GMT5:34 CST2:34 PM MST4:34 PM EST5:04 PM VEN1:34 UAE (+1)4:34 PM CT-Pujols went deep twice and knocked in three runs in an 8-4 win over Texas on Saturday.
Analysis: Pujols is 3 for 16 with five RBIs on the season. He's been walked six times.
|Mar. 5 11:01 AM PT12:01 PM MT1:01 PM CT2:01 PM ET14:01 ET19:01 GMT3:01 CST12:01 PM MST2:01 PM EST2:31 PM VEN23:01 UAE1:01 PM CT-Pujols is in the starting lineup to make his 2013 spring training debut for the Los Angeles Angels, about 10 days ahead of schedule following offseason knee surgery. Pujols was down to be the designated hitter and bat third against Cincinnati on Tuesday, saying he wanted to ``see some live pitching,''
Analysis: Angels manager Mike Scioscia says Pujols ``feels good, and he wants to see some velocity pitches.'' Pujols, starting his second season with the Angels, says he would not ``get a hit and not try to stretch it into a double or a triple,'' and that he had been sprinting but not running the bases last weekend. The Los Angeles lineup included its projected starting outfield for the first time: Mike Trout in left, Peter Bourjos in center and Josh Hamilton in right field.
|Feb. 26 12:56 PM PT1:56 PM MT2:56 PM CT3:56 PM ET15:56 ET20:56 GMT4:56 CST1:56 PM MST3:56 PM EST4:26 PM VEN0:56 UAE (+1)2:56 PM CT-Pujols is nearly ready to start running on the field in the Los Angeles Angels slugger's deliberate recovery from offseason surgery on his right knee.
Analysis: Pujols is taking batting practice and running on a treadmill at spring training, and he participated in fielding drills Tuesday. He's expected to start running on the field later this week. The $240 million first baseman isn't expected to play in a Cactus League game until mid-March, but Angels manager Mike Scioscia has no doubt Pujols will be ready for opening day.
|Feb. 14 1:56 PM PT2:56 PM MT3:56 PM CT4:56 PM ET16:56 ET21:56 GMT5:56 CST2:56 PM MST4:56 PM EST5:26 PM VEN1:56 UAE (+1)3:56 PM CT-Pujols hopes to begin agility drills and light running in a couple of days to test his surgically repaired right knee.
Analysis: Pujols underwent arthroscopic surgery on the knee in October, what he considered a minor cleanup procedure, but says he will ease into spring training with the hopes of being fully healthy for opening day. There's no reason to rush things in mid-February with the season nearly two months away.