|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||590.00||36.00||.297||113.00||108.00||7.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Chi. White Sox||24||5||1|| .240|| .417|| .208|
|vs Peavy (Career)||23||8||2|| .652||.444||.348|
|vs RHP||128||33||5|| .327|| .422|| .258|
|05/14/2013||Albert Pujols, 1B LAA||Pablo Sandoval, 3B SF|
|05/14/2013||Alexei Ramirez, SS CHW|
Allen Craig, 1B STL
Adam Jones, CF BAL
|J.J. Hardy, SS BAL|
Starling Marte, LF PIT
Albert Pujols, 1B LAA
|05/14/2013||Josh Hamilton, RF LAA||Albert Pujols, 1B LAA|
|Last 10 Games|
|Albert Pujols delivers seventh home run|
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(5/17/13) Angels first baseman Albert Pujols delivered his seventh home run of the season in Thursday's 5-4 loss to the White Sox, a two-run shot in the fourth inning off White Sox starter Jose Quintana. It was Pujols's only hit in four trips to the plate, keeping his season batting average at .248.
Pujols has recorded a hit and driven in at least one run in each of his last four games. He'll try to maintain his recent success as his team's series with the White Sox extends into the weekend.
|Albert Pujols hits sixth home run|
|by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com|
(5/15/13) Angels first baseman Albert Pujols hit his sixth home run Tuesday against Kansas City.
Pujols finished 2 for 4 with a run and RBI. Tuesday marked just the fourth game Pujols has homered in -- his first four home runs came in a pair of two-homer games in April. Pujols is slugging just .416 after he set a career-low .516 in slugging percentage last season.
|Angels stuck in Catch-22 with Albert Pujols|
|by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com|
(5/14/13) Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Monday he continues to face a difficult challenge in keeping first baseman Albert Pujols loose as his production remains hampered by plantar fasciitis in his left foot, the Los Angeles Daily News reports. Pujols has been limited by the foot issue since the season started and recorded a home run in only three separate games (five total).
When Scioscia plays him at first base to keep his left foot loose -- he's been in the field the past two games -- the 33-year-old said his foot becomes sore later in the game. However, it's difficult for Pujols to work past his issues while sitting idle on the bench as the designated hitter.
"With Albert, there's no doubt that he's been impacted by some issues to his lower body to be able to leverage the ball the way he can," Scioscia said. "There are times he feels good and times that are holding him back from what he wants to do. "Our preference right now is to get Albert healthy. And if he can nurse his way through it and be productive, that's the optimum. But if he can't, we'll consider other things."
|Albert Pujols dealing with bothersome knee|
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(5/8/13) Angels first baseman Albert Pujols has been dealing with a bothersome knee, resulting in him playing the designated hitter role Wednesday, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Pujols played first base for the entirety of four games on four straight days at the beginning of May before taking two days off (including one off day for the Angels) and returning to first base Tuesday. He also played first base for all 19 innings of April 29's marathon game against the A's.
He has hit .231/.317/.397 with five home runs in 142 plate appearances this year but is just 2 for 22 since the 19-inning game.
|Albert Pujols to rest foot for two days|
|by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com|
(5/5/13) With Monday's off-day, Angels manager Mike Scioscia told MLB.com that he chose to keep Albert Pujols out of Sunday's lineup against the Orioles to give him some extra rest.
Pujols continues to deal with plantar fasciitis.
"I think it's good for Albert to try to move forward with where his foot is," Scioscia said. "He had some treatment on it after the game [Saturday] and with the off-day tomorrow, he'll be further along on Tuesday."
Angels pound White Sox, end Chicago's winning streak
Alberto Callaspo hit a three-run homer in Los Angeles' five-run seventh inning, and the Angels beat the White Sox 12-9 on Saturday to end Chicago's four-game winning streak.
Hit Parade for Week 8
Some heavy hitters are finally starting to return to form and good health, leaving owners with many tough decisions. Our Scott White looks at all of the streaks and matchups in his latest Hit Parade.
White Sox rally past Angels for 3rd road win in row
Jeff Keppinger walked with the bases loaded to drive in the go-ahead run -- his first base on balls in 141 plate appearances this season - and the Chicago White Sox rallied with three runs in the eighth to beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-4 on Thursday night for their season-high third straight road win.
Albert Pujols delivers seventh home run
Brian Kenny's take: Albert Pujols
MLB Network's Brian Kenny shows some concern with Pujols' performance to date on Fantasy Baseball Today.
|For some reason, Fantasy owners are just itching to move on from Albert Pujols, sniffing out any and every reason to discredit him as a legitimate top-five pick. "Look, he had a career-low .859 OPS last year. Sound the alarm!" Yes, but he got off to an impossibly bad start. From May 22 on, he was as studly as ever, batting .314 with 27 homers and a .968 OPS in 112 games. "Look, his OPS dropped by more than 40 points for the second straight year. Watch out!" Yes, but he battled similar early season struggles in 2011. Beginning on May 30 that year, he hit .322 with 29 homers and a 1.011 OPS in his final 93 games. In both instances, the supposed decline of Pujols is easy to dismiss because his numbers were skewed by an extended period when he simply wasn't right. Maybe his biggest issue is toughness. He's too willing to play through the bumps and bruises that will only become more common as he enters his mid-30s, and his numbers suffer as a result. It's frustrating, but it's certainly no reason to dismiss him in Fantasy. If the past two years are any indication, Pujols will be healthy enough for long enough to make you plenty happy with your hefty investment. He may have slipped behind the younger Miguel Cabrera and Ryan Braun in the rankings, but only by a spot or two. (Updated 12/3/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/21/13||SEA||10:05 pm||Aaron Harang|
|5/22/13||SEA||7:05 pm||Brandon Maurer|
|5/23/13||@ KC||8:10 pm||Ervin Santana|
|5/24/13||@ KC||8:10 pm||Luis Mendoza|
|5/25/13||@ KC||2:10 pm||Jeremy Guthrie|
|5/26/13||@ KC||2:10 pm||Wade Davis|
|5/27/13||@ LAD||8:10 pm||Zack Greinke|